Bjørnsletta (station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the station with the same name from 1942 to 2006, see Bjørnsletta (old station).
OSLO T-bane orange icon.png
Bjørnsletta
Bjornslettastasjon.jpg
Opening day at the station
Station statistics
Address Øraker, Oslo
Norway
Coordinates 59°55′35″N 10°38′03″E / 59.92639°N 10.63417°E / 59.92639; 10.63417Coordinates: 59°55′35″N 10°38′03″E / 59.92639°N 10.63417°E / 59.92639; 10.63417
Line(s) Kolsås Line
Distance 8.2 km (5.1 mi) from Stortinget
Structure type At-grade
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 17 August 2010
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Sporveien
Operator Sporveien T-banen
Fare zone 1
Reisekort Yes
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
towards Avløs
Line 2

Bjørnsletta is a station on the Kolsås Line of the Oslo Metro. It serves the residential area of Øraker in Oslo, Norway and is served by Line 2. The station opened on 17 August 2010 and replaced two former stations: Bjørnsletta (located at a different location) and Lysakerelven. Both these stations were closed in 2006 while the Kolsås Line was being upgraded from a light rail to a rapid transit. Bjørnsletta is 8.2 kilometres (5.1 mi) from Stortinget.

History[edit]

The station, looking westwards

The first station named Bjørnsletta opened with the connection from the Kolsås Line to the Røa Line on 15 June 1942. It was originally called Sletta, meaning "The Plain", but the ministry protested and felt that the name was too generic. Since bears had been spotted in the area in 1852, it was decided to name it Bjørnsletta, meaning "The Bear Plain".[1] A lower secondary school named Bjørnsletta was opened in 1981, though that school is located closer to the Åsjordet Station.[2]

In 2006, the Kolsås Line was closed for renovations. Although connected to the Oslo Metro, the line had been built as a light rail and still had overhead wires, level crossings, low platforms and lacked automatic train protection. The upgrade allowed the metro to replace the aging T1300 trains with the new MX3000, and have longer six-car trains.

The construction was managed by Kollektivtransportproduksjon, who also owns the station. After the closing of Lysakerelven, Bjørnsletta is the last station on the Kolsås Line in Oslo, with the next station, Jar, being located in Bærum. The official opening of the station took place on 17 August 2010 by Mayor Fabian Stang, and the station will remain the terminal station of Line 6 until December, when Jar is scheduled to open.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station, looking eastwards

The station is located on the Kolsås Line, 8.2 kilometres (5.1 mi) from Stortinget,[3] between the roads Bærumsveien and Sportsveien.[4] The station is built along the old right-of-way, which limits the speeds along the line to 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph). The station has two side platforms and is long enough for six-car trains. The station has ticket machines and has universal access.[1]

Service[edit]

Bjørnsletta is served by Line 2 of the Oslo Metro, operated by Oslo T-banedrift on contract with Ruter. The rapid transit serves the station every 15 minutes, except in the late evening and on weekend mornings, when there is a 30-minute headway.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Svenningsen, Jens (17 August 2010). "Banen nærmer seg Bærum". Budstikka (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hvordan finne Bjørnsletta skole?" (in Norwegian). Bjørnsletta School. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Svenningsen, Jens (17 August 2010). "Siste stopp før Bærum". Budstikka (in Norwegian). p. 15. 
  4. ^ "T-banelinje 6 forlenget til Bjørnsletta" (in Norwegian). Ruter. 17 August 2010. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Ruter (11 April 2010). "Rutetider" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bjørnsletta stasjon at Wikimedia Commons