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Facilities & Projects

There is a rich diversity of underground facilities in Sweden, with varying size and function, built to meet a variety of needs. Infrastructure projects are the most common type, including road and rail tunnels, car parks, wastewater treatment plants as well as storage for hazardous waste. Concert halls, museums and cinemas have been built in rock, and many disused underground facilities have been brought back to life with new functions.

Here we present a selection of projects in Sweden that illustrate the broad range of functions for which underground rock engineering can provide solutions.

  • Stigbergsgaraget

    Two-thirds of households in Stockholm have access to a car, and around 15 percent of road surfaces are used for parking. Space is at a premium in the city, so there is a strong case for replacing roadside parking with underground car parks. ...

  • Henriksdal Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The municipal water company, Stockholm Vatten, has played a significant role in a growing Stockholm since 1861, when the first water treatment plant was built and households began to connect directly to the public water supply. ...

  • Hallandsås Tunnel

    The route of the West Coast Line over the Hallandsås Ridge had been a bottleneck for nearly a century....

  • Filmstaden Bergakungen

    A large cinema complex has been built in central Gothenburg with little impact on the existing urban environment. ...

  • Dalhalla – a rock amphitheatre

    Rättvik municipality had been looking for a suitable site for summer festivals, and it was the former opera singer Margareta Dellefors who discovered the perfect place in 1991 – a disused limestone quarry deep in the forest just outside the town....

  • West Link, Gothenburg

    Korsvägen is a major road junction in central Gothenburg and a hub in the public transport system. An underground station is to be built here that will be part of the West Link, a planned railway line for commuter traffic....

  • Arlanda Airport Underground Railway Stations

    The Arlanda Express connects central Stockholm with Arlanda Airport, Sweden’s busiest airport. ...

  • Norsborg Metro Depot

    The Stockholm metro system is being upgraded, and one of the projects comprises the construction of a new depot mostly built in rock caverns The depot is one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe....