Bekkestua (station)

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Bekkestua
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Bekkestua Metro station before the reopening.
Location Bekkestua, Bærum
Norway
Coordinates 59°54′59″N 10°35′15″E / 59.91633°N 10.58756°E / 59.91633; 10.58756
Elevation 58.9 m
Owned by Sporveien
Operated by Sporveien T-banen
Sporveien Trikken
Line(s) Kolsås Line
Lilleaker Line
Distance 11.4 km from Stortinget
Tracks 4
Connections Bus: 131, 143, 731, 732, 733, 771, 772, 773 and F3
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 1 May 1924 (1924-05-01)
Rebuilt 1 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
Terminus Line 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 Jar to Bekkestua. Operations beyond Jar 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.

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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