Trunk Line

  (Redirected from Hoved Line)

The Trunk Line (Norwegian: Hovedbanen) is a railway line in Norway which runs between Oslo and Eidsvoll. The line is owned by Bane NOR.

Trunk Line
Hovedbanen Norway first trial run 1853.jpg
Depiction of the first trial run of the rails, in 1853
Overview
Native nameHovedbanen
OwnerBane NOR
TerminiOslo S
Eidsvoll
Stations19
Service
TypeRailway
Operator(s)Norwegian State Railways
CargoNet
Rolling stockClass 69 and Class 72
History
Opened1854
Technical
Line length68 km
Track length112 km
Number of tracks1–2
CharacterLocal and freight trains
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification15 kV  16.7 Hz AC
Operating speedMax. 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph)
Route map

length
in m
Eidsvoll Station
67.51
Eidsvoll Station
(original)
Rv181 Eidsvollvegen
Møllerhaugen
205
Hundsbitet
62.25
Bøn Station
62.00
47
Løken Tunnel
162
Bøns Tunnel
243
Bønsdalen fabrikker
61.00
Bøns parsell
Teglverket
59.54
Varud Station
Heiret
57.20
Dal Station
Fv503 Finstadvegen
Herregården
53.44
Sand
Rv179 Hauersetervegen
to Syverstad
49.62
Hauerseter Station
c.40
46.10
Nordby Station
44.60
Jessheim Station
Rv178 Algarheimsvegen
160
Smedstua
Dragvoll
Asper
Lystad
40.01
Asper
Holum
36.48
Kløfta Station
33.62
Arteid
32.3
Lindeberg
Rv171 Haldenvegen
Nybrøtt
29.86
Frogner Station
Børke Bridge
over Leira River
c.60
Børke
26.87
Leirsund Station
26.66
Leirsund Station
(original)
25.20
Lillestrøm N
industrial track
Rv22 Fetveien
c.30
Lundsovergangen
Rv120 Jernbanegata
c.30
20.95
Lillestrøm Station
46
Strøm
Stalsberg
Rv159 Strømsveien
c.20
19.05
Sagdalen
Flaen bru
27
Strømmen branch
17.93
Strømmen Station
16.42
Fjellhamar Station
Losby Line
15.50
Hanaborg Station
Rv163 Lørenskogveien
c.20
14.15
Lørenskog Station
13.09
Høybråten Station
12.09
Haugenstua Station
to Sannerud
industrial track to Grorud
10.50
Grorud Station
9.30
Nyland Station
Statsbanenes workshop
to Leirdal
Rv191 Nedre Kalbakkvei
c.30
to Veitvet grustak
to Volla
Alna freight station
6.87
Alna Station
Linjegodsterminalen
6.50
Alnabru Station
111
E6 Adolf Hedins vei
3.89
Bryn Station
Etterstad
25.8
Vålerenga
Galgeberg
Rv161 St. Halvards gate
Grønland
0.27
Oslo S
km
length
in m

HistoryEdit

Built by Robert Stephenson, the Trunk Line was opened on 1 September 1854 by the Norwegian Trunk Railway (Norwegian: Norsk Hoved-Jernbane), making it the oldest public railway line in Norway. It connected to steamboats on Lake Mjøsa, allowing steam powered transport to places like Lillehammer, 180 kilometers (110 mi) from Oslo. The name comes from the fact that during the planning, it was the only railway project in Norway considered economically viable, since steamboats were considered cheaper if they could be used. The railway was successful and more railways started to be considered.

The section between Kristiania East and Lillestrøm was rebuilt to double track in 1902, and the line was electrified in two portions, in 1927 and 1953. The Trunk Line was the main line between Oslo and Eidsvoll until 8 October 1998, when the more direct, double-tracked high-speed Gardermoen Line opened, taking most of the passenger traffic.

Today the old line between Oslo and Lillestrøm is used for freight traffic and for commuter trains serving the suburban stations in outer Oslo, Lørenskog and Skedsmo. In addition overcrowded trains are not allowed through the Romerike Tunnel, and are occasionally diverted to the old line.[1]

Passenger service on the old line past Jessheim is only provided to Dal.

StationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hovedbanen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°01′07″N 11°06′03″E / 60.01861°N 11.10083°E / 60.01861; 11.10083