Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
Stockholm is a city in constantly development and growing. By 2030, Stockholm’s population will
increase by 300 000 inhabitants. This growth will not be only in the inner city, but also in the regional
cores, affecting the structure of the city. Many years ago, Stockholm was a monocentric city with a
dominant city inner city, but now, due to the population’s growth, this situation is changing. The fact
that Stockholm is becoming a polycentric county (with stronger regional cores) makes it necessary to
adapt its public transport network.
Nowadays, 60% of the trips between regional cores are done by car. The improvement of the public
transport system should decrease this number as it would become more attractive to people.
In this thesis, the idea of implementing a new line which links all of the regional cores will be studied
using the Visum tool. This new line pretends to strengthen the regional cores and create a more
polycentric public transport network. Alternative one will follow the current way of planning the lines
in the regional cores, with buses with a distance between stops of around 400 meters. Alternative two
will plan for polycentrism, with higher speeds and a distance between stops of around one kilometer.
In addition, different routes will be studied for each alternative. Finally, all of these alternatives and
subalternatives will be compared between each other and the reference scenario to find the one that
will effectively improve the multi-core structure of Stockholm.
2015. , 98 p.