Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Commuter

The Commuter


Another cold night. Followed by an equally cold day. My brother left for Cyprus in the early hours of this morning. It's a little warmer down there. He sometimes complain that the ten minute walk between his office and apartment will make him sweat, poor guy. Because of the very low temperatures, a few not very clever people, have upped their indoor heating so much so that we had a few power out's during the night. Not in Tungelsta, but out on a few of the big islands here in Haninge. That can't have been a very comfy night. Anyway, today's photo shows the X60 commuter at the Tungelsta commuter station. It was - 15 Celsius as I shot this, so it's quite understandable that local boy Per Johnsson is trying his best to get the commuter door to open and let him in. The train will take him to Västerhaninge in five minutes. From there there's a thirty minute commute to Stockholm.

15 comments:

Olivier said...

dire que dans la region parisienne, un peu de neige et les bus et trains ne marchent plus ;(. Impressionnante photo, que j'aimerais avoir autant de neiges à Evry

Paul said...

Happy New Year Steffe.
Thats really cold!
Thanks for dropping by on Leeds daily photo

Kate said...

Yup, it is cold, but we live in and endure these temperatures are hearty folks! The train is very sleek, and apparently very fast!

brattcat said...

I hope both commuters were able to get in. I wouldn't want to stand out there in the cold for too long! Brrrrr.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like quite a modern, quick train! Valkommen abord! I think Minnesota is colder than Haninge!

Halcyon said...

Brrr... it's been getting down to -9c here at night. That's really cold for the south!! I don't think I could handle -15c in the day. Stay warm!!!

Allison said...

A fun portrait of Per.

Mo said...

It just looks soooo cold.

Steffe said...

It was -38 Celsius up north.

I'm guessing it took some effort to come up with that comment Allison :-)

Jilly said...

It astounds me that anyone can get anywhere with so much snow - indeed that trains even run. Love the shot.

Rob and Mandy said...

Saw that movie over Christmas, the Polar Express. Somehow, your picture reminds me of it. Wonder why.

stephen clark said...

Thought this is a very well-balanced shot. Nice look and feel.
Incidentally here in Adelaide South Australia, it's going to be 39C today, then 41, 41, 41
Even warm for us. But lovely

Amy said...

That's one very modern looking train, wish we had those here.

jaroszrek said...

awsome train!

Steffe said...

Ans sometimes the trains runs on time!

Haven't seen that movie.

41 is a bit hot. I remember a visit to Corfu when it was 42C. A little too warm as I remember it.

It's a nice train.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SL_X60