Strand Station

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Strand
Strand stasjon.jpg
Station statistics
Address StrandBærum
Norway
Coordinates 59°54′17″N 10°35′45″E / 59.90472°N 10.59583°E / 59.90472; 10.59583Coordinates: 59°54′17″N 10°35′45″E / 59.90472°N 10.59583°E / 59.90472; 10.59583
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Line(s) Drammen Line
Distance 8.78 km (5.46 mi) from Oslo V
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1 November 1931 (1 November 1931)
Closed 3 July 1973 (3 July 1973)
Owned by Norwegian State Railways
Location
Strand Station is located in Akershus
Strand Station
Location within Akershus

Strand Station (Norwegian: Strand holdeplass) was a railway station situated at Strand in Bærum, Norway, on the Drammen Line. The station, located 8.78 kilometers (5.46 mi) from Oslo West Station, was served by Oslo Commuter Rail trains of the Norwegian State Railways. Ramstad opened on 1 November 1931 with two simple side platforms. Ticket sales remained until 1964. The station was one of several closed on 3 July 1973 as part of a service upgrade to speed up local trains on the Drammen Line.

History[edit]

The neighborhood of Strand did not receive a station on the Drammen Line when it opened on 7 October 1872. However, from 1874 it was served by Høvik Station and from 1884 Stabekk Station.[1] From the 1930s a series of bus routes were established from the area and to attract people to take the train, NSB introduced three new stations on the Drammen Line between Sandvika and Lysaker, all which opened on 1 November 1931. In addition to Strand, this consisted of Ramstad Station and Myra Station.[2] From 1932 to 26 January 1964 the station had a private ticket sales office.[1]

With the opening of the Lieråsen Tunnel, a new route scheme was introduced on the Drammen Line. New and faster Class 69 trains were put into service. To take advantage of this NSB also chose to close three of the stations on the line between Sandvika and Lysaker: Ramstad, Strand and Myra. This allowed the local train from Sandvika to Oslo to reduce travel time by ten minutes.[3] The station was only located 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) from Høvik and 780 meters (2,560 ft) from Blommenholm. Trains no longer stopped at Strand from 3 July 1973, although the station was not officially closed until August 1978.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Strand Station was situated 8.74 kilometers (5.43 mi) from Oslo West Station, equivalent to 9.77 kilometers (6.07 mi) from Oslo Central Station. It was located at an elevation of 19 meters (62 ft) above mean sea level in the residential neighborhood of Strand. The station featured two side platforms along a section of double track and electrified line.[1] The station was served every thirty minutes by the Oslo Commuter Rail service between Sandvika and Oslo West Station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bjerke, Thor; Holom, Finn (2004). Banedata 2004 (in Norwegian). Hamar / Oslo: Norsk Jernbanemuseum / Norsk Jernbaneklubb. p. 192. ISBN 82-90286-28-7. 
  2. ^ a b Wisting, Tor (2002). Høvik Vel 100 år (in Norwegian). Bærum: Høvik Vel. p. 67. 
  3. ^ Lindemann, Hans (1986). Blommenhol vel 1911–1986 (in Norwegian). Bærum: Blommenholm Vel. p. 67. 

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Høvik Drammen Line Stabekk