Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
From a sustainability point of view, the development of Stockholm County both in terms of
population and activities will induce a high demand for public transport needs in the coming
decades. Several districts currently badly linked to the Stockholm rapid transit network will see
a large increase of inhabitants and workplaces, like Hagastaden or Årstafältet. Therefore a new
North-South high capacity and fast connection is needed between these areas and the rail
network. This thesis will estimate the corridors and the infrastructure of this new line.
Since another objective of the new North-South Metro line is to create an alternative to the
existing radial network with all the lines merging to Stockholm Central station, this thesis will
also evaluate how this new line will improve the robustness of the global public transport
network in Stockholm region. That is, how the passenger loads on the other lines will be
influenced by the new link as the aim is to decrease the load on the existing overcrowded
stretches (e.g. around T-Centralen) and reduce travel times. Comparisons will be made between
the different alternatives, with and without the new line, to evaluate the efficiency of the new
line in terms of passenger load, travel time savings and economically
2014. , 96 p.