Nockeby, Nockebybanan.jpg
Owner Storstockholms Lokaltrafik
Locale Stockholm
Transit type Light rail
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 10
Daily ridership 8,000
Began operation 1914
Operator(s) Veolia Transport
System length 5.6 km (3.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge)

Nockebybanan is a tram line between Nockeby and Alvik in the western suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden. The 5.6 kilometers (3.5 mi) long line is part of the Storstockholms Lokaltrafik public transport network, and connects with the Stockholm Metro and Tvärbanan light rail at Alvik. Nockebybanan, also known as line 12, is operated by Veolia Transport.[1]



The first part of the current line to Alléparken was opened in 1914. The line was then gradually extended, and at its greatest extent, it ran from Nockeby to Tegelbacken in central Stockholm. Since the opening of the western Stockholm Metro green lines in 1952, the line has terminated at Alvik.

Nockebybanan and Lidingöbanan were the only tram lines in the Stockholm region not to be withdrawn in conjunction with the switch to right-hand traffic in 1967. It was run with bidirectional trams with doors on both sides (remains from the trams used when the metro network was only partially built). Therefore it was easy to switch side. The trams have (ever since) to change to left-hand traffic near Alvik since this station was built for left-hand traffic.

The line was out of service for a year from June 1997 to June 1998 while it underwent significant renovation and modification to accommodate the new Flexity Swift (A32) trams.


The Alvik metro station with cross-platform interchange to Nockebybanan. The Metro serves the outer tracks, and the Nockebybanan trams serve the inner, allowing a convenient transfer between the two lines.
Geographically accurate map of Nockebybanan

Nockebybanan has a single line (line 12) with ten stops, running from Nockeby to Alvik in Bromma borough. At Alvik, passengers can change to the Stockholm Metro green line (lines 17, 18 and 19), or to Tvärbanan (line 22). The tramway is separated from roads, but has some level crossings. The journey time from Alvik to Nockeby is 14 minutes.[2]

Line Stretch Length Stops
12 Nockeby – Alvik 5.6 km 10

The line is served by 30 meter long Flexity Swift trams. [3]. The depot and traffic control center are shared with Tvärbanan.

The line runs every 12 minutes during weekdays, every 6 minutes at rush hours and less often at nights and weekends.[2] 8,000 passengers travel on Nockebybanan on a typical weekday.[1]

See also

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