The Stockholm Metro is undoubtedly one of the most artistic subway systems in the world. It is not for nothing that it is called the world’s ‘longest art gallery’. Artists, painters and sculptors have been given the opportunity to convert 90 of the 100 subways in the system as a display of their various arts.
The result is that the subways are adorned by wall reliefs, frescos, graffiti and many other forms of art, making the subways absolutely unique and uncharacteristic. There is an array of splendid colors and designs to behold and it is honestly a wonder that people make it on time to wherever they are going- considering how easy it to lose track of time while admiring these fantastic surroundings.
The Stockholm Metro (Swedish: Stockholms tunnelbana) is a metro system in Stockholm, Sweden. The first line opened in 1950, and today the system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground and 53 above ground. There are seven lines numbered from 10 to 19, in three groups identified by a color: the Green, Red and Blue lines. Each color line has two or three numbered lines on shared sections through the Stockholm City Centre.
The 105.7 kilometres (65.7 mi) long metro system is owned by the Stockholm County Council through Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). The operation is contracted to MTR Corporation.