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Lidingöbanan is a light rail system in Stockholmmarker, Swedenmarker, between Ropstenmarker and Gåshaga brygga, going in the south half of the Lidingömarker island.

Lidingöbanan has its origins in the Stockholm-Södra Lidingöns Järnväg (Stockholm-Southern Lidingö Railway), proposed by inventor Gustaf Dalén. Public transportation on Lidingöbanan has always been provided using tram cars, but in the past Lidingöbanan had carried goods traffic as well. At its largest, Lidingöbanan extended to Humlegårdenmarker on the Stockholm side through Stockholms Spårvägar’s tramway network, and had connectivity to the Värtabanan railway track. There was also traffic on a track on the north side of the Lidingö island that terminated in Kyrkviken, but that line was shut down in 1971. The Lidingö city centre is presently accessible only by bus. Lidingöbanan formally became part of SL's public transportation network in 1972.

A Citadis 302 from Madrid at Brevik station during testing in September 2007
Lidingöbanan was legally a railway until August 2008, when it was reclassified by the Swedish railway inspectorate. Passenger service has, however, always been provided with tramcars, that before 1967 continued on Stockholm streets. The electrical infrastructure (overhead wire) is of tram type.The current cars (type A30/A30B and maneuver trams B30/B30B) are all over fifty years old, and remains from the period (1940s–50s) when the metro was only partially built and these parts were run with trams adopted for faster bi-directional traffic. There are plans to eventually replace, with modern light rail, cars such as the Flexity Swift models now in use on Tvärbanan and Nockebybanan, or the Alstom Citadis (one vehicle was tested in September 2007).

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Lidingöbanan has a single line with fourteen stations, going from Ropstenmarker in northeastern Stockholm to Gåshaga brygga in southeastern Lidingö.At Ropsten there is an interchange with Stockholm Metro red line 13, and at Gåshaga brygga one can change to Waxholmsbolaget archipelago boats.

Line Stretch Length Stops
21 RopstenmarkerGåshaga brygga 9.2 km 14


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