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Trafikanter väntar på tunnelbanan, 1959. Spårvägsmuséet. Foto: okänd
15 May, 2024

Hötorget’s subway is being restored – with the help of Zone Systems

Stockholm local traffic (SL) must restore the Hötorget subway station to its original design. That’s why Zone Systems has delivered signs there in 1950s style. Here is the result.


The station was inaugurated in 1952 and is known for its well-preserved 1950s architecture. For example, there is an original tile in seven different shades of blue, cast original signs with relief letters and red-orange trash cans that were common in the past at both bus and subway stations in Stockholm. But over the years, the material at the station has worn out and now it is time to restore the station to its original design as far as possible. An important piece of the puzzle in that is Zone Systems, which was commissioned to produce signs in a special design. In appearance, they are close to the original frames that were on the station when it was built.

– Since the Hötorget subway station has been selected as the station that will be largely restored and restored to its 1950s design, it was important that the new frames should also be as similar to the original ones as possible. It was therefore gratifying that these frames could be produced as a special solution for this particular station, says Markus Eisler Project and planning manager at SL.

Zone Systems has delivered several signs to the station. The work has made high demands on both finish and quality. For example, it has been important to create the characteristic stainless finish that can now be seen on the frames of the signs. Everything has been manufactured and produced in Zone Systems’ factory in Vadstena.

– It is an assignment that has suited us very well as we are good at being flexible, quick-footed and able to adapt our products to what the customer wants. We are very satisfied and proud of the result, says Olof Viklund, CEO of Zone Systems.

You can check the result here:


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