Avløs (station)

Avløs is a station on the Kolsås Line (line 2) on the Oslo Metro system. It is between Valler and Haslum, 13.6 km from Stortinget. The station was opened 1 July 1924 as part of the tramway Lilleaker Line.[1] Along with most of the line, Avløs closed for upgrades on 1 July 2006 and its service was temporarily provided by bus.[2] Avløs, among other things, received longer platforms which can accommodate trains with up to six cars like most of the metro system.

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Avløs
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A MX3000 train at the rebuilt Avløs station, at the day of the official reopening.
LocationAvløs, Bærum
Norway
Coordinates59°54′52″N 10°33′06″E / 59.91444°N 10.55167°E / 59.91444; 10.55167Coordinates: 59°54′52″N 10°33′06″E / 59.91444°N 10.55167°E / 59.91444; 10.55167
Elevation68.5 m
Owned bySporveien
Operated bySporveien T-banen
Line(s)Kolsås Line
Distance13.6 km from Stortinget
ConnectionsBus: 142 (replacement bus for the Kolsås Line)
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1 July 1924
15 December 2013 (reopening)
Closed1 July 2006 (temporarily closed)
Rebuilt15 December 2013
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
towards Kolsås
Line 3
towards Mortensrud

The company responsible for public transport in Oslo, Ruter, had the long-term objective of opening the Kolsås Line for Metro use again.

The station reopened on 15 December 2013 and was the terminus of the Kolsås Line until the line to Kolsås was reopened 12 October 2014.

The old depot at Avløs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oslo Sporveier. "Subway stations in the west".
  2. ^ Oslo Sporveier (2006). "Bus replacing the Kolsås line" (in Norwegian).