Skøyen Line

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Skøyen Line
Trikk Thune.JPG
Overview
Type Tramway
System Oslo Tramway
Locale Oslo, Norway
Termini Slottsparken
Skøyen
Services 13 
Operation
Opening 2 March 1894
Owner Kollektivtransportproduksjon
Operator(s) Oslo Sporvognsdrift
Rolling stock SL95
Technical
No. of tracks Double
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 750 V DC
Operating speed 50 km/h (31 mph)
Route map
Lilleaker Line from Jar
Nedre Skøyen vei
Skøyen
Thune
Nobels gate
Skarpsno
Skillebekk
Vika Line, former route
Frogner Line
Solli plass
Vika Line
Briskeby Line from Majorstuen
Slottsparken
Briskeby Line to city center

The Skøyen Line (Norwegian: Skøyenlinjen/Skøyenlinja) is a tramway line running from Slottsparken to Skøyen in Oslo, Norway. It is served by line 13 of the Oslo Tramway. It connects the Briskeby Line at Slottsparken to the Lilleaker Line at Skøyen.

The line was built on 2 March 1894 from Slottsparken to Skarpsno, and extended to Skøyen in 1903, by Kristiania Elektriske Sporvei. At first a shuttle service was provided on the branch line, but by April a through service was offered to Østbanen. The Skillebekk Line was extended on 31 December 1894 to Nobels gate, to Thune in 1901 and to Skøyen on 21 June 1903. On 9 May 1919 the Lilleaker Line was built from Skøyen to Lilleaker, as a suburban line.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aspenberg, Nils Carl (1994). Trikker og forstadsbaner i Oslo. Oslo: Baneforlaget. p. 7. ISBN 82-91448-03-5. 
Old map of the Skøyen Line