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Old September 1st, 2017, 02:25 PM   #441
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The Bjørvika tram line will open for regular traffic on August 14th. Both line 17 and 18 will get Bjørvika as their terminus.

https://ruter.no/globalassets/ruteta...til-videre.pdf
I tried this stop and I took this picture. I think it is great to see trams down there but I can't help wondering whether they should have advertised this new stop better as no one other than me seemed to use it.

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Old September 1st, 2017, 02:46 PM   #442
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And here is the current tram map after the Bjørvika stop was opened. This map will only be in use until spring 2018.

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Old September 1st, 2017, 10:48 PM   #443
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There's really no need to advertise it since it's only there for a year, and the reason behind it is just to regulate the trams . When the actual Fjordtrikk opens they'll advertise it for sure.
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 06:28 PM   #444
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The proposed new metro tunnel have now been put out to public consultation.



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Old October 28th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #445
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Possible locations of the new metro stations in the central areas (there will likely be two more outside of this map) on the aforementioned new metro tunnel.

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Old October 28th, 2017, 02:38 PM   #446
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There are plans to upgrade the Østensjø metro line between Brynseng and Hellerud. An alternative they are looking into is to lay this stretch underground in order to realign the line to remove the old stretch with speed restrictions.

Today. The line is tucked into the hillside.


Proposed further alignments.


I think both the purple and the orange routes features a new tunnel underneath the hill.
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Old November 4th, 2017, 07:18 PM   #447
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The SL95 trams (the kind shown in the first picture on this page) will be getting a refurbished interior.

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The new seat fabric appears to be similar but not identical to the ones used on the Metro:
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Old November 5th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #448
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I tried this stop and I took this picture. I think it is great to see trams down there but I can't help wondering whether they should have advertised this new stop better as no one other than me seemed to use it.
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And a much nicer picture of the same thing.


http://photagram.org/media/Ba8hk46AQJa
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Old November 11th, 2017, 02:22 PM   #449
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The refurbishment of the tram line in Threreses gate have been completed.

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The re-development and extension of the tram depot at Holtet. Construction start is expected for spring 2018. It will become the home to 43 of the 87 new trams that will be ordered.



Situation today:

https://www.fremtidensbyreise.no/tri...51/holtet-base
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Old November 12th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #451
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I spoke a few pages back about the planned upgrade of Ekebergbanen where one alternative was to put the current line through a tunnel in the Ekeberg hillside. Well tunnel turned out to be preferred alternative by Bymiljøetaten and this is the one that they are now going further with. Well actually they have gone further with it for some time now as the plan was put out on public hearing in February, but I just was too lazy to post it here. This will be the tram network of Oslos first underground stretch if it gets built. It might not be the last though as the proposed extension of Ekebergbanen to Hauketo also includes an tunneled alternative.



https://g.acdn.no/obscura/API/dynami...png?chk=B5CE95
A better rendering. Preliminary work at the site will start in 2018 while construction start is scheduled for 2019.

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Old November 13th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #452
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Oslo city council have now approved the regulation for the Fornebubane.




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Old November 13th, 2017, 03:59 PM   #453
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The map is better than the one Aftenposten published:



In that one it appeared that the Fornebu line wouldn't branch off the Kolsås line, and there were no shunt at Frøen to allow direct Fornebu-Grorud trains over Ringen.

The absence of a station between Skøyen and Majorstuen may be controversial.
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In that one it appeared that the Fornebu line wouldn't branch off the Kolsås line, and there were no shunt at Frøen to allow direct Fornebu-Grorud trains over Ringen.
It's possible that their map is the more accurate one though.The regulation plan does contain "Volvatsvingen" as those branches are known as, but they have only secured financing for the line between Majorstuen and Fornebu. And the same goes for the underground station at Majorstuen itself - part of the regulation, but they don't have financing yet and might end up not being built.

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The absence of a station between Skøyen and Majorstuen may be controversial.
There will be built an emergency exit at Madserud (next to Frognerparken) and it will be built with the idea of later converting that to a station in mind, but it was found to have too few potential travelers to justify building it now. I can't imagine it will ever be constructed as it seems really unlikely that that is an area that will receive much population growth.
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I wonder if they'll ever build the station at Homansbyen. I think they have to do a major refurbishment of Fellestunnelen after the new tunnel between Majorstuen and Ensjø is built, and they may just as well include it in the project. Lack of stations in downtown areas is a major negative of the Oslo metro system.
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Fornebubanen will be metro line; part of the Oslo metro system?

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Fornebubanen will be metro line; part of the Oslo metro system?

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How would you rank Oslo's public transportation on a 0-10 scale?
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A lot of people seems to rate it highly based on network size compared to population size/density. Personally, I find both the lack of good connections between different systems, and the horrible condition of som of the commuter rail lines to be quite large drawbacks.
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On a scale from where to where?

Strong positives includes that it is pretty well integrated. Practically all transport except airport and taxis in the Oslo region uses the same system. Here in Stockholm it is mostly the same, but regional trains and ferries and boats (with a couple exceptions) are not included. Local trains are (pendeltågen) and they are better than what Oslo or any other Nordic city can offer.

The information system has been among the best, has beaten Stockholm hands-down, but now the latter has improved quite a lot the last couple years.

The comfort of the ride is high, unless overcrowded. Overcrowding has become an increasing problem, which was not the case 20 years ago. Back then the issue was that not enough used public transport, leading to poor profitability and low frequency.


Overcrowding, when and where it happens, is one of the negatives. Or more general that the infrastructure hasn't kept track of the growth of the city. It will take at least 15 years to catch up.

Reliability is better than some, worse than others. Particularly trams and buses have suffered, but the information system is real-time, so alternative routes, when available, are easy to find. The transport system was once quite centralised. When you wanted to go somewhere, you first went to the city centre and from there to your destination. That is gradually evolving into a network architecture. The metro in particular is suffering from this. The primary mode is to take people from the suburbs into the centre and back again. The central tunnel is overloaded, and there are few central metro stations.

If the politicians follow through, Oslo may get a really good, well-integrated transport system, 11/10. Today it's 6-9/10, depending on what you compare with and focus on.
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