Avløs (station)

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Avløs
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A MX3000 train at the rebuilt Avløs station, at the day of the official reopening.
Station statistics
Address Avløs, Bærum
Norway
Coordinates 59°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
Elevation 68.5 m
Line(s) Kolsås Line
Connections Bus: 142 (replacement bus for the Kolsås Line)
Distance 13.6 km from Stortinget
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1 July 1924
15 December 2013 (reopening)
Closed 1 July 2006 (temporarily closed)
Rebuilt 15 December 2013
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Sporveien
Operator Sporveien T-banen
Reisekort Yes
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
towards Kolsås
Line 2

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 subway system.

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

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