Sinsen (station)

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Sinsen
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Station statistics
Address Sinsen, Torshov, Oslo
Norway
Coordinates 59°56′14″N 10°46′55″E / 59.93722°N 10.78194°E / 59.93722; 10.78194Coordinates: 59°56′14″N 10°46′55″E / 59.93722°N 10.78194°E / 59.93722; 10.78194
Line(s) Ring Line
Connections Tram: 17 
Bus service:
23 LysakerSimensbråten
24 BrynsengFornebu
31 GrorudSnarøya
33 EllingsrudåsenFilipstad
58 NydalenHelsfyr
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Opened 20 August 2006
Owned by Sporveien
Operator Sporveien T-banen
Reisekort Yes

Sinsen is a rapid transit station on the Ring Line of the Oslo Metro. It is located at Sinsen in the Sagene borough of Oslo, Norway. Next to the station is the tram station Sinsenkrysset, that has been part of the Sinsen Line of the Oslo Tramway since 1939. The station opened on 20 August 2006, as part of the first section of the Ring Line. The station is served by line 6 of the metro, as well as several local bus services. Sinsen is a mixed residential and commercial area.

History[edit]

Stairs to the island platform from the Trondheimsveien entrance

Storo opened as a tram station as part of the extension of the Sinsen Line to Grefsen in 1939.[1] The tram station was built adjacent to the Sinsen Interchange, between Ring 3 and National Road 4. In 1992, the Sinsen Line was moved redirected to go outside the interchange.[2]

The process of establishing a Ring Line to serve the northern parts of Oslo started in the late 1980s.[3] The plans were passed by the city council in 1997,[4] and financing was secured in 2000 through Oslo Package 2.[5] Construction started in June 2000, and the first section to Nydalen and Storo opened on 20 August 2003. The ring was completed and Sinsen opened on 20 August 2006. The station is owned by Kollektivtransportproduksjon.[6]

Facilities[edit]

Grefsen Station
Ring Line from Nydalen
From Christiania Spigerverk
Gjøvik Line from Nydalen
11 12 13  StoroKjelsås Line
5 6 Storo Station
Grünerløkka–Torshov Line
BSicon RM.svg= Vei Ring3.svg
Grefsen Depot
13 17  Grefsen stasjon
Grefsen Station
Sinsen Line (tram)
Hans Nielsen Hauges gate
17  Sinsenkrysset
Muselunden Loop
6 Sinsen Station
4 Trondheimsveien
Gjøvik Line to Tøyen
Alna Line to Alnabru
Ring Line to Carl Berners plass

The rapid transit station was designed by architects Jensen & Skodvin Architects, and is visually and structurally very similar to Storo.[7] It features a center platform, a roof, and incorporates wood, steel and concrete as construction materials. To the south, the station is located just outside the tunnel that connects the Ring Line to the Grorud Line. To the north, the line runs parallel to the mainline Gjøvik Line. Sinsen is located just beside the Sinsen Interchange, in a mixed residential and commercial area.[8]

Service[edit]

Line 6 of the Oslo Metro operate to Sinsen, with a 15-minute headway. The line operate clockwise through the eastern part of town into the Common Tunnel towards Sognsvann, while it operates counterclockwise via the western part into the Common Tunnel towards Bergkrystallen. Line 3, which operates to the other stations on the Ring Line, does not continue to Sinsen. Travel time from Sinsen to Stortinget is 9 minutes clockwise and 16 minutes counterclockwise. The service is operated by Oslo T-banedrift on contract with Ruter.[9]

The tram station is served by line 17 of the Oslo Tramway. It operates on a ten-minute headway to the city center. Travel time to Jernbanetorget is 13 minutes. Northwards, the line continues to the final station, Grefsen.[10] While the tram and rapid transit stations are within walking distance of each other, they are not marked as transfer stations on the schedules. The trams are operated by Oslo Sporvognsdrift on contract with Ruter.[11]

The station serves several bus routes. Lines 23 and 24 along Ring 3 from Lysaker to Simensbråten, and Brynseng to Fornebu stop at Sinsen. Line 31 runs via Sinsen from Grorud to Snarøya, as does line 33 from Ellingsrudåsen to Filipstad, and line 58 from Helsfyr to Nydalen.[12]

TERMINUS NEXT STATION
← WEST
Sinsen NEXT STATION
EAST→
TERMINUS
Sognsvann Carl Berners plass Line 6 Storo Ringen
Rikshospitalet Sinsenterrassen Line 17 Grefsen Grefsen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aspenberg, Nils Carl (1994). Trikker og forstadsbaner i Oslo. Oslo: Baneforlaget. pp. 9–10. ISBN 82-91448-03-5. 
  2. ^ "Sinsenkrysset" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  3. ^ Berg, Reidar (14 April 1989). "Tbanering rundt hele sentrum!". Aftenposten Aften. p. 5. 
  4. ^ Lundgaard, Hilde (26 June 1997). "T-banering vedtatt". Aftenposten Aften (in Norwegian). p. 14. 
  5. ^ Haakaas, Einar (14 March 2000). "Oslo kommune og staten er blitt enige T-baneringen på vei". Aftenposten Aften (in Norwegian). p. 12. 
  6. ^ Ruter (2008). "Tidslinje" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  7. ^ Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor. "Prosjekter" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  8. ^ Oslo Package 2. "T-baneringen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 March 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ Ruter (December 2012). "Rutetider T-banen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Ruter (December 2013). "Trikk" (pdf) (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Ruter (December 2012). "Linjekart" (pdf) (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Ruter (2007). "Busslinjer i Oslo" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 March 2009.