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Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:13 AM   #101
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You have to remember that Oslo only got 560 000 too. In rush hours in weekdays 07 to 09 and 15 to 18 the metro needs double trainsets, but on other times it doesn't need it. Just try to take the metro at 12 or around 23 in the evening or on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Also. Oslo have all of its shopping malls and more closed on Sundays. So that's why they choose it. Hope this helps
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 03:34 AM   #102
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I guess the reasons, but it still has been unusual experience. Anyway I was really impressed that Oslo size city developed full heavy subway network, even though it's mostly surface system. I made a full round on the circle line and then got off in the station near Munch Museum.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 08:43 PM   #103
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This is the elevator at Stortinget T-bane station. Oslo have a lot of drug addicts, so a blue light is mandatory..
There is also a nice info screen that shows the next 6 trains departure and car information.
Although, "one" car means either 2 or 3 carriages trains, but two cars always means 6 car trains.
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Nationaltheateret T-bane station. westbound.
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Nationaltheateret T-bane station and a 6 car MX3000 set
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Nationaltheateret T-bane station westbound to Majortua. Oldest Metro tunnel in Oslo. The tunnel opened in 1928.
It have been under criticism for poor handling of evacuation.
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Nationaltheateret T-bane station.
Overpass for connection to NSB. Local trains, Region trains and airport train.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #104
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Great photos.

And you see blue lights everywhere these days, so don't worry too much about it
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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #105
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Today 170 000 cars is gone from surface of Oslo in a new tunnel under the Oslofjord. By autumn another 170 000 cars and then the biggest highway thru Oslo on surface will be gone and an in 2-3 years Oslo will look completely different.

New tramlines will go thru Bjørvika and there is planned a coast tramline too. Stay tuned
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Old April 26th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #106
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Today 170 000 cars is gone from surface of Oslo in a new tunnel under the Oslofjord. By autumn another 170 000 cars and then the biggest highway thru Oslo on surface will be gone and an in 2-3 years Oslo will look completely different.

New tramlines will go thru Bjørvika and there is planned a coast tramline too. Stay tuned
Any maps with those plans?

Are you going to create more pedastrian space in Oslo?
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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #107
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Green is the new alignment for existing tramlines, and red are possible corridors for a future fjordline:



There will be a finger-system of pedestrian and park zones connecting the existing city with the new waterfront developments. And a promenade running along the water:

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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #108
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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #109
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I think it would be smart and "green" with tram to bjørvika.
But what do they mean with Fjordbane?
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Old April 27th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #110
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Oslo is going to receive Eurovision Song Contest. What changes and improvements are the sistems doing?
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Old April 27th, 2010, 03:04 AM   #111
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Does Oslo have any plans for procuring new trams to replace the SL79, or do they intend to keep on going with the current fleet?
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Old April 27th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #112
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Fjordbanen is just the name of the new waterfront line, as bane means track in Norwegian.

SL79 will be faced out due to high floors and also they need a loop to turn, and Oslo wants to remove tramloops. We will also need new rollingstock for the new lines that are planned. There is not decided what type of trams we will buy yet.

The eurovision is located in an area that is primary served by busses during large arangements, there is also walking distance from a recently expanded trainstation (Lysaker - 1,5km)
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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:21 PM   #113
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Great photos.

And you see blue lights everywhere these days, so don't worry too much about it
Thanks!

Here in Oslo we have one of the highest rates of heroin addicts vs population in the world.

I'm coming with a few updates(pictures) the next week.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 11:36 AM   #114
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Some winter-land photos:

Covered bus-stop connected to Økern metro station (line 5) that is getting a large upgrade:


Going down the ramps:


The covered section:


Ramps will also be covered:


Western entrance to metro station on both sides of new Ulven road:


Hasle Metro station on Line 5 after the general upgrade of stations on this line:


The main bus-routes in Oslo has it's own lanes where there is room for it, such as here in Grenseveien:


What a typical stop looks like:


Ensjø Metro station (Lines 1-4) is set for a large upgrade simular to Økern this fall:


One of the main hubs in eastern part of Oslo is Helsfyr. Commuters on green out-of-city buses following the highway exit here to access local buses and metro lines 1-4. As the road from here to downtown is quite congested is is a bit of a time saver:




At Brynseng station lines 1-2 split from lines 3-4:


Main bus lines have 2 wagon-buses, here from the eastern terminus of line 32 (Kværner):


2-wagon tram-set from the 70s:


A new hybrid-bus on line 54, first time on one of these it's impossible not to think "Oh crap, the bus broke down...." But it just keeps going


A 90s 3-wagon tramset at Holbergsplass:
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My God, all that snow!
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I know! It's incredible to see massive public transport infrastructure in the Nordics working in heavy snow. Stockholm and Helsinki show this too.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #117
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Another new station, Line1 was upgraded to third-rail to accomodate the larger 6-wagon trains during sporting events and the Holmenkollen station is a real metro station unlike the rest of the line that are left like 2-wagon stations and at-grade crossings. Regularly this line now runs 3-wagon trains where the last wagon doors are blocked for all stations. The line 1 is a novelty because of it's climb from sea-level up to 470meters above sea level, the last stations are located in the woods.

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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #118
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Plan/wish for metro construction to 2025 from Ruter, the Oslo & Akershus transport company. Full article to be found here (Google translated). The highlight is another city core tunnel to create the pretzel-like network as shown above. The times given are presumably expected frequency.

The Ring 3 line is extended to Økern, connecting more west and east-bound lines, and the lines themselves seem to be extended to the nearby towns of Sandvika, Nesodden, and Lillestrøm, which technically would make the network intercity (sort-of).

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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #119
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OSLO | Metro

In Oslo we also have metro. I dont know if its underground or light-rail as infact most of the system is above-ground. Its not elevated and only center and few other stretches outside of center get underground parts.

Here is a map of the system today:

Source: urbanrail.net

All of the red wagons is now replaced with white Siemens wagons. I really enjoy going with them. At first I thaught they would be bad and too plastic, but they actually keep up better than expected:

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Here is one of the biggest stations outside. The wagons is quite big compared to any other metro system that ive seen in the world. Half of the wagon would be cut of if it tried the London tube for instance.

The Oslo metro had many similiraties to the Stockholm one, but Oslo one is even taller. Also when I travel with Metro in Oslo I feel like its like a local train more than a Metro. Good seats, light everywhere and color is white and black. I saw many pics from Essen and thaught it would have same height as Oslo, but I really wonder if Oslo got worlds tallest Metro wagons? Or is there any other city with bigger tunnels for so called underground/metro system?

Some of the stations, like Nydalen looks like a train station. Not a underground station hehehe:

Source: urbanrail.net

Does this look like a Metro or Underground station?

Anyway, if you have more Oslo metro pictures, post them here. I am interested in seeing how you see Oslo and how you feel about Oslo metro system. Interesting to know for a Norwegian like me
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Old May 28th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #120
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More photos please!
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