Kolsås (station)

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Kolsås
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Kolsås station in 1943
Station statistics
Address Kolsås, Bærum
Norway
Coordinates 59°54′55″N 10°30′03″E / 59.91528°N 10.50083°E / 59.91528; 10.50083Coordinates: 59°54′55″N 10°30′03″E / 59.91528°N 10.50083°E / 59.91528; 10.50083
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Line(s) Kolsås Line
Distance 17.3 km (10.7 mi) from Stortinget
Structure type At-ground
Other information
Opened 1 January 1930
Closed 1 July 2006
Owned by Sporveien
Operator Sporveien T-banen
Reisekort Yes
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
Terminus Line 2
closed for maintenance

Kolsås is the end station of the Kolsås Line on the Oslo Metro. The station, located in Bærum municipality, comes after Hauger, and is located 17.3 kilometers (10.7 mi) from Stortinget.

The station and line into Bærum was originally not built as a metro line but as the Lilleaker Line, built by Bærumsbanen. The station opened 1 January 1930. It was not until 1942 when the line became part of the heavier metro network.[1] The station retains a turning loop for trams which can only run forwards.

The station is the one closest to the military base Kolsås leir, which was the former home of NATO's Allied Forces Northern Europe.

As of 1 July 2006 the station along with most of the Kolsås Line was closed for maintenance, and the exact future of the line outside Oslo's boundaries is uncertain. The station was also closed for over a year between 1 July 2003 and 22 November 2004.[2]

The company responsible for public transport in Oslo, Ruter, has the long-term objective of opening the Kolsås Line for metro use again in 2014.

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Media related to Kolsås stasjon at Wikimedia Commons