Three FAQ before your trip!
This summer, all train traffic between T-Centralen and Stockholm Södra will be suspended while the Swedish Transport Administration renovates the Getingmidjan (Wasp's Waist). Here we're answering three FAQ to help you plan your trip.
How do I know whether the Wasp's Waist is closed when I travel?
During summer 2020, all train traffic between Stockholm Central and Stockholm Södra will be suspended from 22 June to 16 August, inclusive. When you book tickets via sj.se, the booking system clearly marks whether your travel date is during the Wasp Waist closure period and, if so, how you will be affected.
Which station will I go to when the Wasp Waist is closed?
While the Wasp Waist is being renovated, trains which normally depart for the south or arrive at Stockholm Central from the south will stop at Flemingsberg or Stockholm Södra commuter stations. But how do you know which of these two stations is for you? The answer is simple: If you are travelling by high-speed train, you will get on or off at Stockholm Södra. If you are travelling by InterCity or regional train, you will get on or off at Flemingsberg station.* Which station applies to you will be displayed when you book your ticket at sj.se.
If you have bought a ticket for the whole route from SJ, we have calculated in enough changeover time for you to easily change trains.
If you are arriving at Stockholm Central from the north, or travelling northbound from Stockholm Central, you will not be affected by the track maintenance.
Is the commuter train journey to or from Stockholm City included in my SJ ticket?
If you are travelling on a SJ Monthly pass, SJ 90-day ticket or SJ Annual pass (without Resplus), a SL commuter train ticket will be included during the track maintenance period.
If you are travelling on a Movingo ticket, this ticket is, as always, valid on SL commuter trains. If you have loaded a SL Barrier opener function in your SL Access card, use it to pass through the barriers. If you purchased your Movingo as an app ticket, present your digital ticket to a station host at the barrier booth.
If you do not have any of the tickets listed above, you will need to buy a separate SL ticket for the commuter train leg (unless you have a SL card, obviously).
*Some trains will go another way, north of lake Mälaren, and can therefore depart from Stockholm Central as usual. The station information in the timetable and on your ticket is always correct. Read more.