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Art walks

Every week SL offers free guided tours of the art in the Metro and at the commuter rail stations Stockholm City and Stockholm Odenplan. The tours are available in Swedish and English and are free of charge - all you need is a valid SL ticket. No booking is required.

Stockholm’s Metro system is 110 kilometer long and houses a unique collection of sculptures, artworks and exhibitions. There is art at 94 of the 100 stations, created by 250 different artists. Just as fascinating as the artworks themselves are the stories about the artists who created them, told by our experienced guides. The art walks are free of charge - all you need to join is any valid ticket for the Metro.     

Art walks during the autumn 2019

From September, there are art walks every week according to the following programme:

  • Commuter rail station Stockholm Odenplan, 31 October at 6 PM
    Meeting point: Stockholm Odenplan, the ticket hall towards Odenplan

  • Green Line, 10 November at 1 PM
    Meeting point Fridhemsplan Metro station, at SL Customer Centre towards Drottningholmsvägen

  • Blue Line, 14 November at 6 PM
    Meeting point Fridhemsplan Metro station, at SL Customer Centre towards Drottningholmsvägen

  • Red Line, 24 November at 1 PM
    Meeting point: Hornstull Metro station, the ticket hall towards Hornstull

  • Commuter rail station Stockholm City, 28 November at 6 PM
    Meeting point: Stockholm City, the ticket hall towards Vasagatan/Klarabergsgatan, by the tunnel between Centralen and T-Centralen

Explore the art on your own with SL ArtGuide!

SL ArtGuide is an audio guide that lets you explore chosen pieces of art at 21 central Metro stations. The audio guide is available in Swedish and English, and you can find it in App Store and Google Play. The app starts automatically when you approach to the station.

Public art for public transport

There is a long tradition of public art in Sweden. SL had an early focus on art in the Metro and eventually elsewhere in the transport network.

The art makes the stations perceived as more beautiful, safer and it helps to make the trip into something more than just a transport between two places.

But art is also important to give each station its own identity, and thereby make it easier to navigate in the transport network. We also believe that art helps reduce criminal damage and vandalism.

Art in the Metro is well known, but there is art even at some commuter rail stations and bus terminals, as well as at Tvärbanan and a couple of Roslagsbanan light railway stations. These premises place heavy demands on the art. It must be washable, durable, weatherproof - and sometimes it even has a functional role.