Montebello (station)

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Montebello
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Station statistics
Address Montebello, Oslo
Norway
Coordinates 59°56′5″N 10°40′6″E / 59.93472°N 10.66833°E / 59.93472; 10.66833Coordinates: 59°56′5″N 10°40′6″E / 59.93472°N 10.66833°E / 59.93472; 10.66833
Line(s) Kolsås Line
Distance 6.0 km (3.7 mi) from Stortinget
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Opened 15 June 1942 (1942-06-15)
Rebuilt 1 July 2006 (2006-07-01) - 18 August 2008 (2008-08-18)
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 Kolsås
Line 2

Montebello is a station on the Kolsås Line (Line 2) of the Oslo Metro. The station is located between Smestad and Ullernåsen. Montebello is the first station on line 6 not shared with another line. The station is on the north side of the Ring 3 highway which runs in an arch north of Oslo. It is the closest station to the Radium Hospital which is 400 m away. Montebello is located 6.0 km from Stortinget and was first opened on 15 June 1942.[1]

From 1 July 2006, most of the line to Kolsås, from Montebello station and outwards, was closed for upgrades. At first trains then turned at Montebello, but from 31 July Montebello was also closed with the opening of a temporary station, Husebybakken which substituted for Montebello. This temporary station was located a few hundred metres to the east of the regular station and served as the terminus for the line.[2] On 18 August 2008, the rebuilt Montebello station was opened. The new station has a longer platform, capable of serving trains with up to six cars, an increase from three. The previous level crossing has been removed, and a third rail power supply is used throughout. Up to the upgrade of Kolsåsbanen that started in 2006, trains switched from third rail to overhead wire systems at Montebello.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway stations in the west". sporveien.no. 
  2. ^ "Buss erstatter Kolsåsbanen fra 1.juli (Bus replaces subway from July 1" (Press release) (in Norwegian). Oslo's transport company. June 22, 2006. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Montebello stasjon at Wikimedia Commons