|The old metro station at Økern, before the refurbishing of 2010 (Photo from 1990s).|
|Distance||5.4 km (3.4 mi)|
|Opened||16 October 1966|
Økern is a metro station on the No 5, Grorud Line of the Oslo Metro system, situated between stations Hasle and Risløkka in the lower parts of the Grorud Valley. It is located 2.7 km (the geodesic distance) northeast of station Stortinget (the Parliament). The station is part of the original stretch of the Grorud Line, and was opened on 16 October 1966. In 2010, the station was refurbished and partly rebuilt. New platforms are fitted with snowmelt systems, i. e. heating cables in the uppermost layer.
The station is also located at the intersection of the metro line and the Ring 3 highway, which encircles most of the inner part of the city of Oslo.
Økern is a transportation hub with connections to bus lines 23 (Lysaker - Simensbråten), 24 (Fornebu - Brynseng), 58 (Helsfyr - Nydalen), 60 (Tonsenhagen - Vippetangen), 67 (Tøyen - Stovner), 105 (Early morning bus: Vestli – Jernbanetorget), 107 (Early morning bus: Helsfyr – Ulven – Nydalen), 313 (Dysterud - Vormsund - Rød - Kløfta - Økern - Oslo).
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