How to find us: Many choose to start their trip with us in Uppsala. If you arrive from Stockholm, Norrtälje, or Östhammar you can just as well board our trains at any of our other stations - Faringe, Almunge, Länna, Marielund eller Bärby.

Toilets are available in the station buildings in Uppsala, Bärby, Marielund, Almunge, and Faringe. A toilet for disabled is available at Uppsala Östra. The toilets on the trains are closed for environmental reasons.

Platforms can be reach without steps at all stations. However, none of our passenger coaches is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Regretfully, we cannot handle electric wheelchairs.

Safety: No one, except ULJ personnel, is allowed to stand or walk in the tracks on stations or out on the line.

 

Tåget kommer - Foto: John Bengtsson
The train is approaching

Historical milestones

Railways first came to Sweden in the middle of the 19th century. The first standard gauge line for general use was opened in the Närke region in 1856. Uppsala got connected with Stockholm in 1866 thanks to the construction of the Northern Trunk Line. On November 5, 1876, the narrow gauge line Uppsala-Länna, with the classical gauge of 891 mm, was inaugurated.

This was the start of the construction of several railways in the Eastern parts of Uppland, resulting in an extensive narrow gauge network. In the middle of the 1920's it reached it's greatest extension of 330 kms, from Uppsala in the West to Norrtälje in the East and from Stockholm in the South to Lövstabruk in the North. 

After the second world war the situation changed. Traffic declined and railway lines were abandoned. Rails were taken out and tracks dismounted. From the middle of the 1950's over 200 kms of the narrow gauge network disappeared. Remaining today are only 65 kms commuter lines North of Stockholm, the line 39 kms Dannemora-Hargshamn rebuilt to standard gauge, and the Uppsala-Länna-Faringe heritage line of 33 kms. Here museums trains have rolled every summer since 1974.