Gjøvik Line

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Gjøvik Line
Gjoevik Railway Station.jpg
Overview
Type Railway
System Norwegian railways
Termini Oslo Central Station
Gjøvik Station
Stations 31
Operation
Opening 1902
Owner Norwegian National Rail Administration
Operator(s) NSB Anbud
Character Passenger trains
Rolling stock BM69G
Technical
Line length 124 km
No. of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 15 kV 16 23 Hz AC
Gjøvik Line
123.83 km Gjøvik Station(1902)
Hunnselva(29 m)
Industrial track
Rv4 Lillehammervegen (76 m)
Norsk olje
Kirkeby(1929)
Øveraasen motorfabrikk
Rv33 Minnesundvegen (ca. 80 m)
Kolonien(1929)
119.38 km Nygard(1902 - juni 2006)
Skogli(1929)
Rv4
115,11 km Breiskallen(1902)
Myhre(1929)
Solhaug(1929)
Raufoss torv(1929)
Fv82 Østvollvegen
111.70 km Raufoss Station(1901)
Hunnselva
Industrial line
Rv4 (ca. 70 m)
Roksvoll(1929)
Rv246 Røstøenvegen (28 m)
106,65 km Reinsvoll Station (1901)
Skreiabanen
Rv4
Bruflat(1929)
Fiskevollen(1940)
100.89 km Eina Station (1901)
Einavatnet(21 m)
Valdresbanen
96.93 km Hågår(1901)
91.80 km Kutjern(1902)
86.12 km Hennung(1923 - juni 2006)
81.23 km Bleiken Station(1901)
Fv44 Hennungvegen
Rv34 Røykenviklinna
Røykenvikbanen (closed in 1957)
71,92 km Jaren Station (1900)
69,60 km Nordtangen (1961 - juni 2006)
67,66 km Gran Station (1900)
61,13 km Lunner Station (1900)
Rv35
Roa-Hønefosslinjen
57,74 km Roa Station (1909)
Røste(172 m)
Kleiva(197 m)
53.39 km Grua Station (1901)
Grua(278 m)
50.47 km Rundelen(1964)
49.11 km Bjørgeseter Station(1902 - june 2006)
47.18 km Viubråtån(1937)
45.75 km Furumo Station(1984)
44.03 km Harestua Station(1901)
40.83 km Stryken Station(1917) not daily
Rv4 Hadelandsveien
Hakadalselva(21 m)
34.48 km Elnes(1939 - juni 2006)
32.07 km Hakadal Station(1900)
30.35 km Varingskollen(1934)
27.73 km Åneby Station(1905)
Åneby(177 m)
24.26 km Nittedal Station(1900)
Movatn(175 m)
19.34 kmMovatn Station (1927)
17.68 kmSnippen Station (1934)
15,85 km Sandermosen(1909 - juni 2006)
Rådalen II(24 m)
Rådalen I(55 m)
branch line to Kjelsås Bruk
10.28 km Kjelsås Station(1900)
(34 m)
Rv150 Rolf Wickstrøms vei (26 m)
Christiania Spigerverk
8.30 km Nydalen Station(1946)
ca 7.1km Oslo T-bane Storo2006
6.82 km Grefsen Station(1900)
Hans Nielsen Hauges gate (22 m)
Rv4 Trondheimsveien
Kornsilo
Sinsen
Alnabanen
4.45 km Tøyen Station(1904)
(ca. 400 m)
Gardermobanen (single track)
Hovedbanen
2.57 km EtterstadGardermobanen (to spor)
2.17 km Kværner Station(1958 - 1977)
Rv190 (1987, 34 m)
VålerengaHovedbanen
Rv161 St. Halvards gate
GrønlandØstfoldbanen
0.27 km Oslo S(1854)
Oslo Tunnel(1980)

The Gjøvik Line (Norwegian: Gjøvikbanen) is a Norwegian railway line between Oslo and Gjøvik. It was originally named the North Line (Nordbanen) and ran between Grefsen and Røykenvik. The line was completed to Gjøvik in 1902. The Gjøvik Line was one of the first lines of the Norwegian railway system which was to be contracted on public service obligation, but it was the state owned Norges Statsbaner which won it through its subsidiary NSB Anbud.

The line[edit]

The lines is the smallest and least trafficked railway line from Oslo, and the only single track line in the capital. Like most other Norwegian railway lines, the entire 124 km long line is electrified at 15 kV 16 23 Hz AC.

It serves some of the northern neighborhoods of Oslo, and has a few stations in the woods of Nordmarka. Further north the line serves the municipality of Nittedal. At Roa, the Roa–Hønefoss Line branches off to Hønefoss, where it continues as the Bergen Line. Formerly, most trains between Oslo and Bergen used this route, but nowadays most passenger trains run on the route through Drammen, which is slightly longer but which runs through more densely populated areas. Freight trains however often use the line over Roa. Further north, the Gjøvik Line runs through the district of Toten before ending at Gjøvik.

Gjøvikbanen formerly had three branch lines, the Røykenvik Line, the Valdres Line and the Skreia Line. All these lines are now closed.

Most of the service on the Gjøvik Line is provided by electric multiple units. The passenger routes are served by the newly (2006) redesigned Type 69D multiple units named Type 69G, rebuilt in Denmark by Danske Statsbaner (DSB).

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