1952: The Inauguration of a Metro Station in Stockholm

October 26, 1952

A station of the Stockholm metro was formally opened in the community of Blackeberg in the western section of Sweden’s capital and largest city. Blackeberg metro station was one of 17 stations to be inaugurated on the same date on Line 19 of the Green Line of Stockholm’s rapid system.

Blackeberg metro station was designed by Stockholm-born Peter Celsing, one of Sweden’s most influential architects. When he designed that station, Celsing was head of the architectural office of the tram and local railway authority AB Stockholms Spårvägar. This city-owned company, which had been founded in 1915 to oversee and operate public transportation in Stockholm, was renamed Storstockholms Lokaltrafik in 1967. At the time of that name change, ownership of the company was transferred from the Stockholm city government to the regional municipal body that was then known as the Stockholm County Council and is now called the Stockholm Regional Council.

Line 19 of the Stockholm metro’s Green Line currently consists of 35 stations and covers 17.8 miles (28.6 kilometers) altogether. This line is the longest segment of the Stockholm metro. This rapid transit system in its entirety encompasses a total of 100 stations and 65.7 miles (105.7 kilometers).

Photo Credit: Public Domain

For more information on Blackeberg metro station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackeberg_metro_station

Additional information on the Stockholm metro is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_metro

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