Station expansion will support urban development in Häggvik12.11.2020
Gottlieb Paludan Architects is adding a new south entrance to the existing commuter train station in Häggvik, situated in Sollentuna Municipality north of Stockholm, Sweden. The project is carried out for the Swedish Transport Administration and is part of a large-scale urban development project in south Häggvik.
The growth of Greater Stockholm and the need for more sustainable modes of transport impose rigorous requirements on the region’s future infrastructure. Sollentuna Municipality, the Swedish Transport Administration and Stockholm’s public transport administration (Trafikförvaltningen) have joined forces on several large-scale urban development projects, and the new station entrance aims to support the urban development of south Häggvik going forward.
Sollentuna Municipality’s urban development project comprises some 4,000 new housing units,offices and municipal services such as schools, kindergartens and sports halls for the anticipated 10,000 to 12,000 new residents. The purpose of the station entrance is to relieve pressure on the surrounding road network by making commuter train travel more readily available to travellers to and from the southern district of Häggvik.
The new south entrance to Häggvik station is designed to enhance passenger flows and optimize accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers. The new station entrance is designed as a covered ramp, 185 metres long, linked to the south end of the existing railway platform. The ramp is placed between the tracks and is visible at a distance from east and west so as to serve as a landmark for the new urban development area.
The station expansion project is expected to be completed by 2025.