StockholmSubwaystoRy #47 – Gullmarsplan20.11.2016
The first snow is already behind us, but the nice weather is making a short comeback before the winter holidays arrive. This being said, we think it’s a nice time to introduce you to our 47th station in the stoRy, Gullmarsplan!
This station is located in the southern part of the city, in the district of Johanneshov, and bears the name of the square nearby. The station opened in September 1946 as a stop for light trains, after Skanstull bridge was completed. Then it used to be called Johanneshov. In October 1950, it was included in the subway network and in 1958 its name was changed to Gullmarsplan.
Nowadays Gullmarsplan it’s an important transport hub. Besides connecting the T17, T18 and T19 green lines in the subway network of Stockholm, it is also linked to the tram service, while above the station there is the bus terminal. This station is the biggest one in Söderort. It has two large platforms and four tracks. Parts of it is covered, but most of the station is in open air.
The artistic decorations here are made by Leif Ingvar Tjerned. His work was implemented in two installments, one in 1995 and one in 1997. His sculpture in painted steel, called Zenith, governs the platform for southbound journeys, while colorful neon artwork can be seen on the platforms’ roofs towards the exits. They are joined by the Apelsinmannen on the tram’s platform and crawlers and angles depicted on the stairwells’ exterior walls.
The decorations of this stations are supposed to express the spirit of the city, its attractions and way of works. And this makes sense, since Gullmarsplan it’s one of the busiest stations in Stockholm, with more than 35.000 passengers visiting it every working day.
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Text and photos: Ionut @ stoRy touRs
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