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Old July 14th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #161
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 02:27 PM   #162
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The projected new metro line from Majorstuen to Fornebu. It will be 8.1 km and the ride will take 12 minutes. The line will be mostly underground.

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:09 PM   #163
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The Kolsås metro line is being completely rebuilt going on 6 years now. The line is being changed from overhead catenary to third rail, all at grade crossings are being removed, and stations are being completely rebuilt (some closed/removed) with platforms long enough for 6-car trains. The section up to Gjønnes station has now been completed.

Gjønnes station 2006:


New Gjønnes station:



Part of the line is also used by trams which have their own low platforms:



This is an animation of how the line will look from Bekkestua to Kolsås when its' completely finished in 2014:

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:30 PM   #164
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I'm pleased to see people update this thread. The Fornebu-line can not come fast enough. The line is currently trafficed by articulated busses running every 1,5 minutes and with new offices and apartments being finished the comming years, soon will be far beyond capacity.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #165
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Some more pictures from the upgraded Kolsås line from Ringstadbekk to Bekkestua.











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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #166
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There isn't much going on in this thread so why not continue the picture tour of the Kolsås line.




After Gjønnes, Bekkestua and Ringstadbekk posted above, the next station is Jar:




Bjørnsletta station:




Åsjordet station:




Ullernåsen station:

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Montebello station:




After Montebello, the line joins the Røa line. This line was rebuilt in the mid 90s.

Smestad station:

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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #167
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Nice updates and pics.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #168
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #170
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Nydalen:

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Nydalen Stasjon II by Fei-Ling, on Flickr

Station entrance:

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Nydalen t-bane stop by Seansie, on Flickr
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #171
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Between Nydalen and Ullevål Stadion we join the Sognsvann line.

Ullevål stadion station:




Forskningsparken:




Forskningsparken station has interchange with trams:




Blindern:

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Next station is Majorstuen, so this concludes the tour of the Kolsås and Ringen lines.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #172
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Found an interesting picture of Økern station which was rebuilt last year. Whoever designed that really likes concrete.

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Ellingsrudåsen is interesting in that it's one of two stations in the network with exposed rock surface.

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To return.. by try08, on Flickr


Elevators to the surface:

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The lifts to surface. by try08, on Flickr


Alternatively you can walk through a very long tunnel

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The back door. by try08, on Flickr

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 11:55 PM   #174
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Some kids give a tour of a few Oslo metro stations (and the mainline rail portion of Nationaltheatret station):

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 07:21 PM   #175
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Romsås is the other rock-station.



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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #176
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I visited Oslo in 2007. My first and only visit.

I arrived with the train to the central station.

I saw the major sights

Cathedral
City Hall
Karl Johann
The Parlament
National theatre
Royal Castle

The 24 hour stay in Oslo seeing all these sights included no public transport, I saw pretty much everything getting there by foot.

This also could be applied on Helsinki, where pretty much everything is reached by foot.

I would say few tourists in Oslo & Helsinki use any public transport.

It's a higher probability that the tourist in Stockholm on the other hand would
use some kind of public transport during his stay. Reaching the old town from the city centre and the southern part of the innercity is possible by walking, but it's not usually done.

In a big city like London, Paris, Milano you hardly get anywhere without public transport as a tourist wanting to see the main sights.

The Routes of the Innercity buses are quite complicated to understand for a tourist, so the metro is the best choice for someone new to a city.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #177
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I visited Oslo in 2007. My first and only visit.

I arrived with the train to the central station.

I saw the major sights

Cathedral
City Hall
Karl Johann
The Parlament
National theatre
Royal Castle

The 24 hour stay in Oslo seeing all these sights included no public transport, I saw pretty much everything getting there by foot.

This also could be applied on Helsinki, where pretty much everything is reached by foot.

I would say few tourists in Oslo & Helsinki use any public transport.
The sights you mentioned are all in the city center and easily reached on foot. However, there are several very popular sights that are a little further out and most tourists use some mode of transportation to get there, be that regular public transport or guided tour buses. Examples are Holmenkollen, Vigeland sculpture park, Munch Museum and Viking ship museum.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #178
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The Holmenkollen line:




Winter:




The line ends up in the middle of the woods at Frognerseteren. Mostly skiers and hikers go this far:


http://trips.rool.no/tryvannsbanen


It's the only line in the "metro" system with level crossings:

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The Lambertseter line (4) will close for upgrades from 8 April to 9 September between Ryen and Bergkrystallen. The tracks and trackbed, which date back to the 50s, are in very bad condition. It's so bad that the speed limit has been reduced to 30 km/h on some sections.

The track foundation, ballast, tracks and third rail will be replaced. The stations Brattlikollen, Karlsrud, Lambertseter and Munkelia will get a complete overhaul and receive additional entrances. Bridges will be rehabilitated, as will the tunnel between Munkelia and Bergkrystallen. A new emergency exit will be built in the tunnel.

These pictures are from 2008, but things don't look better today:

Brattlikollen:



Karlsrud:


Lambertseter:



Munkelia:

By Kjetil Ree (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Quote:
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It's the only line in the "metro" system with level crossings:

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not the only one.
Gwangju has a section with level crossing and Chicago too
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