The Anonymous Widower

What’s Wrong With A Large Map?

London, in common with many other cities, puts their city rail network on a large clear map.

Stockholm's Interactive Metro Map

Stockholm’s Interactive Metro Map

Stockholm Metro tries to be different and uses an interactive video map, which admittedly has other functions, but I found very difficult, as the station names were small. The information on the platforms is rudimentary, with no local maps or even a linear map of the line, which most metro systems seem to have.

Information On The Platform

Information On The Platform

But the two things, I found most annoying about the Stockholm Metro, was that all stations are labelled with large T’s and my tourist ticket had to be shown to the ticket office every time I entered the system.

I know the T stands for something like Tunnel-bahn, but most countries seem to use either M, U or as in London’s case, have a symbol recognisable all over the world.

My daily ticket, that I bought from the Tourist Office is being replaced, but it would have been so much better to have an electronic ticket, that most countries seem to have.

June 17, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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