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How to navigate the closure of Sweden's worst railway bottleneck

Anything that happens here has knock-on effects for national rail traffic. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 15.Oct.2019 07:40 hrs

Tens of thousands of railway travellers will have to brace themselves this weekend when one of the country's busiest bottlenecks is closed for maintenance – right in the middle of the Swedish capital.

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Almost all trains heading to and from southern Sweden pass through or into Stockholm via the so-called getingmidjan – the famously narrow railway linking together Stockholm Central Station and Södermalm.

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