Södra station

Södra station
Project executed by
Envac Scandinavia
Project status

Södra Station consists of some 2,800 flats and approx. 60,000 m2 of commercial premises, on top of the railway coming into Stockholm from the south. A concrete tunnel is built over the railway line, with adjacent tracks for commuter trains.

The residential blocks have 6-8 floors each and are grouped in relatively small units. The district was developed between 1986 and 1991. All stairwells have refuse chutes linked to an Envac underground waste system.

A waste collection terminal went into operation with the first phase of residents in early 1987.

The production costs for the terminal and the central pipe system were shared on the basis of each party´s utilisation.

The underground waste transport system in the South Station district is now owned by a cooperative association. It is operated and administered on the latter´s behalf by BoDAB (Bostadsföretagens i Stor-Stockholm Drift AB).

Basic project information
In operation since1986
Project completed1991
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 400
Application areaResidential area
Number of fractions1
Number of inlets134
Total metres of pipe6500
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest