When Stockholm was growing in the 1970s, there were plans to develop the Kymlinge area as a new suburb. Metro planners started building a station, but the development never happened and the station was left unfinished. It’s been empty and abandoned since the line opened in 1975. Today, Kymlinge is still an undeveloped area, and most of the surrounding land is part of a nature preserve.
In an effort to urbanize the area of Kymlinge, near Stockholm, construction began on a partly above-ground metro station. Yet due to the already extreme suburbanization of other areas of Stockholm and efforts to maintain the natural areas of Kymlinge, construction was stopped after the majority of the structure was created. Plans for the station were scrapped, but the structure was left in place should feelings ever change. It wasn’t long after it was abandoned that the ghost stories started popping up.
There are a number of tales about the Kymlinge Station, but the most prominent of them involves another urban legend that was also very real. Kymlinge Station is said to be home to Silverpilen (The Silver Arrow), a silvery ghost train that is said to have been seen all around the Stockholm Metro.
Over the years, Silverpilen developed a reputation for picking up passengers late at night and depositing them at their destination weeks or even years later. Still others recounted putting a friend on a strange silver Metro train, never to see that person again. Riders who escaped the train unscathed sometimes reported sharing the car with apparitions – perhaps the ghosts of those who boarded the train and were lost to this world.
As it’s been said, “Only the dead get off at Kymlinge.”
You don’t really have to be dead to visit the Kymlinge Station. In fact, the station isn’t even abandoned, just indefinitely delayed.