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Arlanda Central Station

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Owned by  A-Train
Opened  1999
Line(s)  Arlanda Line
Arlanda Central Station
Address  190 60 Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden
Similar  Uppsala Central Station, Arlanda North Station, Stockholm Central Station, Södertälje Syd railway station, Helenelund railway station

Arlanda Central Station (Swedish: Arlanda centralstation) or Arlanda C is a railway station on the Arlanda Line serving Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden. It is served by regional and intercity trains operated by SJ and Tågkompaniet, and since December 2012 also by Stockholm commuter rail. Upptåget, which used to operate a commuter service between Upplands Väsby and Uppsala via Arlanda C, now only runs a few morning and night trains on weekends.

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Facilities

Arlanda C is one of three train stations at Arlanda, the other two being Arlanda North Station and Arlanda South Station, both which are exclusively served by the Arlanda Express. Arlanda C is located directly under SkyCity, which is between terminal 4 and 5, and is 39 kilometres (24 mi) from Stockholm Central Station. It is located in a 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) long tunnel, which is one of the longest railway tunnels in Sweden.

Service

The station is served by 70 daily regional and long-distance trains operated by SJ. The Gävle - Stockholm - Linköping regional route provides an indirect rail connection to Stockholm Skavsta Airport through Nyköping C, which has local bus connection to the airport, travel time being 100 min.

SJ operates northbound SJ 2000 trains from Stockholm, which may continue southwards to destinations in southern Sweden.

Since 9 December 2012, Stockholm commuter rail trains stop at Arlanda C every 30 minutes (60 minutes on weekend mornings and nights). It takes 38 minutes from Arlanda C to Stockholm C, and 18 minutes to Uppsala C.

History

Plans for a railway line from the city center of Stockholm to the airport started in the early 1990s. Policy-makers wanted to allow the airport to grow without increasing the road traffic to the airport, and decided to build a railway. The project involved building a branch from the existing East Coast Line from Rosersberg and back at Odensala. Financing was secured by introducing Sweden's first public–private partnership, whereby a private consortium would be granted a 40-year permit to operate the line in exchange for all direct traffic and the right to collect usage fees from other train companies. The contract was won by A-Train in 1994, which started construction in 1995 and completed the line and station in 1999.

From 2006 to 2012, Upptåget operated a commuter train service every 30 minutes between Upplands Väsby and Uppsala via Arlanda C. At Upplands Väsby, passengers could transfer to Stockholm commuter rail. When Stockholm commuter rail started its service from Älvsjö (Tumba) to Uppsala C, Upptåget ended its commuter service, except for a few morning and night trains on weekends.

References

Arlanda Central Station Wikipedia


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