Valkyrie plass (station)

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Valkyrie plass
Valkyrien plass.png
Construction in the 1920s
Station statistics
Address Valkyrie plass, Oslo
Norway
Elevation 41.5 metres (136 ft)
Line(s) Common Tunnel
Distance 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) from Stortinget
Structure type Underground
Other information
Opened 28 June 1928

Valkyrie plass is a former subway station on the Oslo Metro.

The station was opened when the Holmenkollen Line was extended from Majorstuen to Nationaltheatret on 28 June 1928.[1] The station was built in neoclassical style, and the architect was Kristofer Andreas Lange.

Though not originally planned, when 800 m² of the street collapsed during the construction of the first parts of Fellestunnelen, a station was built anyway. It was closed in 1985 due its proximity to Majorstuen, and it was both difficult and dangerous to expand the station to accommodate trains with more than two cars (which was needed for the conversion of the western lines to metro).

Valkyrie plass was also a light rail station on the Briskeby Line of the Oslo Tramway, between Schultz gate in the east and the terminus Majorstuen in the west.[2]

The former station building is now used as an independent fast food café, but the staircase to the platform is maintained to provide access to emergency and maintenance personnel and act as an emergency exit. Inside the former station there were illuminated billboards behind the platforms, however as of December 2013, the billboards are gone and the backlights are either broken or missing.

Valkyrie Plass, August 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arntzen, Jon Gunnar; Hansen, Stig-Audun (14.). "Kommunikasjoner" [Communications]. OSLO 1925—1945. OSLO (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kom forlag. pp. 84–88. 
  2. ^ Rønneberg, Kjell, ed. (2000). Oslo-kartboka 2000 (in Norwegian) (15th ed.). Oslo: Cappelen. p. 194. ISBN 82-02-18615-3. 

Coordinates: 59°55′41″N 10°43′06″E / 59.92806°N 10.71833°E / 59.92806; 10.71833