2017

Inspiration and innovation

Reconstruction of the Slussen terminal and transport hub in Stockholm

Slussen is one of the most important transport hubs in Stockholm with the largest public transport terminal (regional and city buses, regional trains, metro), complemented by the busiest city bike route in Stockholm, a large number of pedestrians and connections to shipping.

In 2013, we were approached by ÅF-Infrastructure AB for a microscopic simulation of the Slussen transport terminal in Stockholm. The simulation was created in the PTV-VISSIM software environment, and in the initial phase it was divided into two areas - the intermediate bus terminal area and the metro station area, where increased pedestrian traffic was expected, which was related to the bus terminal movement. It has always been a so-called multimodal microsimulation, where several transport modes interact - vehicles x pedestrians x cyclists x public transport vehicles. In both areas, we have designed optimization measures that have led to an increase in the comfort of movement not only for pedestrians, but also for public transport vehicles. These measures were implemented during 2015 and 2016.

Based on this pilot micro-simulation for the Swedish investor, which was described as very beneficial for the whole project, several other microsimulations followed in 2015 and 2016, in which other intermediate states and the final arrangement of the bus terminal were assessed. At present, the construction of the whole area is significant and the final form of the terminal is to be implemented by 2025.

 

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Reconstruction of the Slussen terminal and transport hub in Stockholm