Lillevann (station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
OSLO T-bane orange icon.png
Lillevann
Station statistics
Address Vestre Aker, Oslo
Norway
Coordinates 59°58′50″N 10°39′10″E / 59.98056°N 10.65278°E / 59.98056; 10.65278Coordinates: 59°58′50″N 10°39′10″E / 59.98056°N 10.65278°E / 59.98056; 10.65278
Elevation 425.0 m (1,394.4 ft)
Line(s) Holmenkollen Line
Distance 12.7 km (7.9 mi) from Stortinget
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Opened 16 May 1916
Owned by Sporveien
Operator Sporveien T-banen
Reisekort Yes

Lillevann is a station on the Holmenkollen Line (Line 1) on the Oslo Metro. The station is located between Skogen and Voksenkollen, at an altitude of 425 m (1,394 ft) above mean sea level. The station was opened on 16 May 1916 with the extension of the line from Besserud, but the station building is older. That building was built in 1898 on an estate at Besserud, but then moved to Lillevann. The architect was Paul Due.[1]

Lillevann can claim at least two superlatives. The station is the smallest on the entire metro system, with only 49 passengers embarking and disembarking per day in 2003.[2] Lillevann is also the system's northernmost station; after Lillevann the line turns from its general direction of northwest and heads eastwards, and the last two stations, Voksenkollen and Frognerseteren, lie marginally further south.

Lillevann means "little pond" in Norwegian and refers to a small lake to the east of the station. The neighborhood around the station consists of detached houses. In addition some paths fit for hikers go past the station and there is a small hotel and conference centre to the north of the station.

TERMINUS NEXT STATION
← WEST 
Peach NEXT STATION
 EAST →
TERMINUS
Frognerseteren Voksenkollen Line 1 Skogen Ellingsrudåsen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmenkollbanen's stations Table maintained by Oslo Sporveier.
  2. ^ Oslo Sporveier commit where there are customers (Oslo Sporveier satser der det er kunder) Aftenposten, September 30, 2003, Article in Norwegian

External links[edit]