Smestad (station)

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Smestad
Smedstad stasjon.jpg
Overhead view from the nearby bridge, down towards the station.
Station statistics
Address Smestad, Oslo
Norway
Coordinates 59°56′14″N 10°41′00″E / 59.93722°N 10.68333°E / 59.93722; 10.68333Coordinates: 59°56′14″N 10°41′00″E / 59.93722°N 10.68333°E / 59.93722; 10.68333
Elevation 63.7 metres (209 ft)
Line(s) Røa Line
Kolsås Line
Connections Bus: 23 LysakerSimensbråten
45 Voksen skog - Majorstuen
Distance 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Stortinget
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Opened 17 November 1912
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Sporveien
Operator Sporveien T-banen
Reisekort Yes
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
towards Avløs
Line 2
towards Østerås
Line 5
towards Vestli

Smestad is a station shared by the Røa Line (line 2) and the Kolsås Line (line 6) on the Oslo T-bane system. Although the two lines continue to share track some time after Smestad, passing the former station of Sørbyhaugen which was also shared, they diverge before passing another station. The next station to the west is Makrellbekken on Røabanen and the temporary station of Husebybakken on Kolsåsbanen. The next station to the east is Borgen. Smestad is located 4.6 km from Stortinget.[1]

The station was originally the terminus of a branch line to Holmenkollbanen which was built from Majorstuen and opened on 17 November 1912. The line was exteneded to Røa in 1935 while the connection to Kolsåsbanen opened in 1942.[2]

The station is on the southeast side of the intersection Smestadkrysset which includes the outermost ring road (Ring 3) around Oslo and there are some bus-to-subway connections possible at this station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subway stations in the west
  2. ^ Timeline of transit in Oslo (in Norwegian), an English timeline is available at this site

External links[edit]

Media related to Smestad stasjon at Wikimedia Commons