Technical Tours

Reservations are made via the registration form on a first come, first served basis, limited seats available, advance registration and payment needed.

Thursday, September 22
Cost: SEK 275 incl. VAT per person per tour

1. Citybanan - Stockholm Railway Bypass
10:30 – Introduction session, congress venue
13:15 – Tour departs from outside congress venue
17:00 – Tour ends

Citybanan, is a 6 kilometer long commuter train tunnel under central Stockholm, with two new stations, Stockholm City and Stockholm Odenplan. One part of the tunnel is designed and build as a submerged tunnel, Söderströmstunneln. This is a 400 meter long railway tunnel underneath the stream, Söderström. Work with the tunnel is in its final stages and therefore, an almost finished plant will be presented during the visit in September. After the completion of the tunnel, the existing railway link through the central part of Stockholm will be rebuilt and upgraded for a prolonged lifetime as well as to handle long-distance traffic only. This rebuilding takes place in a historically sensitive surrounding.


(photo: Hans Ekestang)


2. Slussen
10:30 – Introduction session, congress venue
13:30 – Coach departs from outside congress venue
17:00 – Tour ends and coach drops of at congress venue

Slussen, located between the Old town and Södermalm, is one of the most important historical junctions in Stockholm`s traffic system but after 80 years the existing structure is in a very poor condition. The structures including the foundation needs to be replaced and the area will be adapted to face the future demands from the citizens of Stockholm. The project involves demolishing the existing plant and, on the same spot, build a new interchange including a new sluice.
Stockholm is growing fast. Besides the new housing and workplaces required to accommodate everyone, there is also a need for new venues and extended public transportations. The Slussen area will in the future become a smooth and safe junction for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. It will also be one of Stockholm's most attractive venues with parks, entertainment and culture, restaurants and cafes.  Rebuilding Slussen is also a vital issue for the entire region surrounding Lake Mälaren. The new Slussen plant will make it possible to discharge twice as much water from Lake Mälaren compare to the present situation and thereby reduce the current high risk of flooding in Mälardalen. This rebuilding of Slussen will ensure both protection of key infrastructure and fresh water supply for the Stockholm region.  The construction works at site has begun and will be completed in 2025.


(photo: Yanan Li)


3. Haga City and Karolinska University Hospital
10:30 – Introduction session, congress venue
13:30 – Coach departs from outside congress venue
17:00 – Tour ends and coach drops of at congress venue

In 2025, the Haga City will be finished – an inner city area where Stockholm and Solna meet. The area stretches from Vasastan and Norra Stationsgatan over to Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet. With a combination of housing, parks and a business knowledge hub, Hagastaden is being built in both Stockholm and Solna. The new Karolinska Hospital will welcome their first patients in 2016. The first homes will be ready to move in to, in 2017.


(photo: Sofie Ekberg)