Bekkestua (station)

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Bekkestua
Bekkestua t-bane.jpg
Bekkestua Metro station before the reopening.
LocationBekkestua, Bærum
Norway
Coordinates59°54′59″N 10°35′15″E / 59.91633°N 10.58756°E / 59.91633; 10.58756
Elevation58.9 m
Owned bySporveien
Operated bySporveien T-banen
Sporveien Trikken
Line(s)Kolsås Line
Lilleaker Line
Distance11.4 km from Stortinget
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus: 131, 143, 731, 732, 733, 771, 772, 773 and F3
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNone
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened1 May 1924 (1924-05-01)
Rebuilt1 June 2006 (2006-06-01) - 15 August 2011 (2011-08-15)
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
towards Kolsås
Line 3
towards Mortensrud
Preceding station   Oslo Tramway Piktogram.svg Oslo Tramway   Following station
TerminusLine 13
towards Grefsen

Bekkestua is a station/tram stop that is served both by Oslo Metro on Kolsås Line and Oslo Tramway on Lilleaker Line situated at Bekkestua in Bærum, Norway. It is the terminus of the Lilleaker Line for tramway.

Located between Ringstabekk and Gjønnes, it was reopened on 15 August 2011 after being closed on 1 July 2006. Between 1 July 2003 and November 2004, Bekkestua was the end station on the Kolsås Line.[1] For a while the station was only being served by the Oslo Tramway line 13, while the station was closed for an upgrade.

Since 2 December 2007 tram operations (line 13) have returned on this line from Lilleaker to Bekkestua. Operations beyond Lilleaker use SL95 trams as there is no turnback loop at Bekkestua. The tram operations were discontinued in 2009, but reopened in January 2014 after technical difficulties delayed the opening by one month.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oslo Sporveier. "Subway stations in the west".

External links[edit]

Media related to Bekkestua stasjon at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 59°54′59″N 10°35′15″E / 59.91633°N 10.58756°E / 59.91633; 10.58756