The Stockholm subway network may see nine new stops in a near future. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg /Sveriges Radio

Proposal: Nine new metro stations in Stockholm

"The growth rate in Stockholm has increased dramatically"
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The four leaders of the center-right Alliance want to expand the Stockholm metro network by extending the lines and building nine new stations, they also want to build an additional 78,000 apartments in the Swedish capital. The proposal was published as an opinion piece in newspaper Dagens Nyheter this morning.

The nine new stations would affect both the green and the blue subway lines and is an attempt both to relieve the busy downtown traffic, and also to further connect the green and the blue subway lines.

The project would be the biggest in modern time in Stockholm and is estimated to cost at SEK 25.7 billion. To help pay for the initiative the party leaders suggest an almost doubled congestion tax in downtown Stockholm from SEK 20 to 35.

Speaking to Radio Sweden, the government negotiator HG Wessberg says that while the new deal will not solve the current housing shortage in the capital, it is a good start:

"I think it's the most valuable contribution that can be done now, and that can be done with the participation of the government."

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