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Old November 18th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #461
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How would you rank Oslo's public transportation on a 0-10 scale?
I would give it at 6.
My main grief is that it's massively overcrowded and delayed pretty much every single time I travel. Especially the trams are complete chaos, where I can't remember last time I scored a free seat or arrived in time.

There is also too much of a difference in coverage/frequency dependent on districts. Where one district in the inner city have departures every 4-5 minutes on daytime and coverage 24/7, the neighboring district may have departures just every 10 minutes and at best 24/2. We are all expected to travel collectively and pay equal though...!

Oslo's population has grown ~50 % the last 20-some years, while the public transport system for sure haven't seen enough prioritization to keep up with the increased demand.

I most often take me where I want, but rarely without some grief.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 11:00 PM   #462
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The proposal to move the tram line from Inkognitogata to Skovveien have been put out on public consultation. The two stops in Riddervolds Gate and in Briskebyveien are proposed to be merged into one at Riddervolds Plass.

Skovveien today:


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Possible future situation at Riddervolds plass:


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http://innsyn.pbe.oslo.kommune.no/sidinmening/
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Old November 25th, 2017, 04:53 PM   #463
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An international architectural competition for the design of the stations (except Majorstuen) in the Fornebu line metro project have been launched. No architecture office will be awarded with more than two station at most. Each station will be given their own distinct appearance and identity, but they should share some stylistic elements to give some sense of coherently. One of the requirements for the designs is that there should be no bare concrete walls either above or below the surface. Emphasis will be put on the aesthetically value of the stations and it will be attempted to make them fit in with their surroundings.

The platforms at the stations will be 120 meters long and will be located from 20 to 28 meters below ground (depending on the station).

Preliminary renderings of VŠker° and Lysaker station:



https://www.aftenposten.no/osloby/i/...r-Fornebubanen
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Old November 25th, 2017, 07:20 PM   #464
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And some preliminary renderings and drawings of the new Majorstuen station. As mentioned financing for this station have yet to be secured, but the regulation proposal was just approved by the city council.








At Valkyrie plass. There are two proposal for the placement of entrance D, one made by Ruter (the public transportation authority) and one made by PBE (the planning authority).

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PBEs proposal:
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Old November 26th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #465
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Two clips I come across showing possible solutions for the Bjerke and Tonsenhagen Torg stops at the planned Tonsenhagen tram line. I'm not sure they are new but I have at least not noted them before and I know that they have not been presented in this thread. The proposed line have been delayed due to concerns about the pedestrian safety along Riksvei 4.

Bjerke.


Tonsenhagen torg.
A recent article about this project. The article is quite light on details, but it does mention that the proposal is ready and now only lack financing. Given that it was the same newspaper that earlier wrote about those pedestrian safety concerns, I would assume that this means that those concerns have now been addressed in some way which is great and major news if true. Bus line 31, which currently serves the route, is the single most used line in the country.

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Old November 28th, 2017, 04:18 PM   #466
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New electric articulated bus have just arrived to the city:


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...64065&page=100
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Old November 29th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #467
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From the local forum:

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Tomorrow six fully electrified buses will be put in regular traffic.
  • Nobina will run two 18 meter articulated BYD buses on line 31 between Snar°ya and Tonsenhagen. Charging at depot.
  • Norgesbuss will run two 12 meter Solaris Urbino buses on line 60 between Vippetangen and Grorud/Tonsenhagen. Charging at the Vippetangen.
  • Unibuss will run two 12 meter Solaris Urbino buses on line 74 between Mortensrud and Vika. Charging at the end stations.
http://bussmagasinet.no/?p=8799
http://www.dagsavisen.no/oslo/setter...rute-1.1062276
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Old November 29th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #468
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Means of personal transportation in Norway in recent years. There have been a significant increase in Metro, light rail and tram (purple line) usage while car usage have basically plateaued (blue line). Green line represent railroad and yellow represent buses.


http://www.ssb.no/transport-og-reise...ollektivbruken
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Old November 29th, 2017, 09:48 PM   #469
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Renderings of the winning design for the upgrade of Brynseng metro station. Shame about that fence though ...





The station today:
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The fence looks bad, but I assume the proposal is about the general concept rather than the aesthetic details?

The station is in dire need of upgrade, and not just because it looks tired. The rain shelters are way too small (this station needs a roof covering most of the platforms.) The center platform is too narrow. And the accessibility from the south-west is cumbersome. Hopefully the rebuild will take care of those problems.
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Old December 1st, 2017, 12:35 AM   #471
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The fence looks bad, but I assume the proposal is about the general concept rather than the aesthetic details?
That assumption appears to be correct judging by the blurb at Sporveiens homepage. Let's hope that fence gets developed away through detail planning of the project then.
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Rendering of possible upgrade of Thorvald Meyers gate + a video describing what they want to achieve of it (only in Norwegian).

http://byplanoslo.no/sites/byplanosl...?itok=7Cvy6Sgy
An article about this project. Construction start is scheduled for fall 2018. All parking along the street will be removed and driving will be prohibited for anything besides delivery of goods. The upper part of the street is located inside the protected Birkelunden cultural conservation area. The street surface here will consist of cobblestones while the pavement will be considerable widened and made in granite.

A drawing showing the appearance around Birkelunden:


Light concept for the whole street:
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And a overview of the whole street. This image is so long that I post it as a own comment.

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Old December 1st, 2017, 02:22 AM   #474
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Children up to 6 years will be allowed to travel for free with Oslos public transportation from next year. The current limit is 4 years. The age when you need to buy a adult ticket will also be increased from 16 to 18 years.
https://www.vartoslo.no/snart-kan-ba...fikken-i-oslo/
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 04:37 PM   #475
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Helsfyr metro station is also set for a upgrade. Construction start will be in the Easter of 2018. This a minor upgrade that will focus on better lighting, introducing better "universal design", changing the furniture and installing new art installations.




https://www.sporveien.com/inter/pros...ent_id=3131632

The rather dreary current look of the station. I'm really looking forward to when those blue and green benches- and information billboards are replaced.


http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/no/oslo/...o-gallery2.htm
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Old video (probably taken during the later years of ww1) of a tram ride through parts of Oslo:

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And two historic tram pictures from the city that I thought were kind of cool.



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