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September 04, 2006

Ghosts

When the Stockholm metro was extended in the 1970s, there were plans to develop a stretch of land in an area called Kymlinge. However, while the station there was already being built, the municipality decided otherwise, so the construction workers moved out and the station was never completed. The abandoned station site at Kymlinge is now something of a ghost station.

When Vienna's metro line U1 was extended only very recently, there were plans to develop a stretch of land called Brachmühle near a street called Aderklaaer Strasse. However, while the station there was already being built, several things went wrong, and the project now seems to be delayed indefinitely. Still, work on the station went on, and it was opened with the rest of the line last Saturday. Trains are stopping there too, the only problem being that there is really no residential or commercial area of any importance nearby, so most of the time there is no-one on the platform, and no-one gets off or on the trains.

It's a kind of ghost station too, only somewhat spookier than Kymlinge, because Kymlinge is dark and the trains pass through it at 80kph, whereas at Aderklaaer Strasse the ghosts could actually board the the train if they wanted to.

Posted by Horst on September 4, 2006 05:36 PM to creatures great & small | Tell-a-friend
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Lucid said on September 4, 2006 10:34 PM:

Lokalaugenschein und ein zwei Fotos:
http://193.154.214.33/?url=/?id=2572428

Horst said on September 4, 2006 10:37 PM:

I also liked the Presse's review of the station's environs at http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=c&ressort=w&id=582219

holly said on September 5, 2006 06:14 PM:

You're probably already well-acquainted with this film, but just in case you're not, check out the Argentinian film "Möbius",about a ghost runaway subway train. super film:
http://www.fright.com/edge/moebius.html

Horst said on September 5, 2006 11:35 PM:

I've seen Moebius at the cinema several times, and I've been looking for it on DVD for quite a while now, but apparently it isn't available, which is a shame.

holly said on September 6, 2006 09:00 AM:

it is listed on alphaville's dvd list, if that's any help

nora said on September 6, 2006 02:34 PM:

look what i found: http://www.superhappyfun.com/forsale.cfm?whereme=221

Horst said on September 7, 2006 11:46 AM:

What they are saying on their FAQ page doesn't make me volunteer my credit card number to them... besides, I'm not sure whether I want to spend $16 on a copy on DVD-R which has both below-par image quality and dubious legal status.

nora said on September 7, 2006 01:56 PM:

hey, i didn't say you should buy it!

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