Gjøvik Line

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Gjøvik Line
Gjoevik Railway Station.jpg
Overview
Native nameGjøvikbanen
TypeRailway
SystemNorwegian railways
TerminiOslo Central Station
Gjøvik Station
Stations31
Operation
Opened1902
OwnerNorwegian National Rail Administration
Operator(s)NSB Anbud
CharacterPassenger trains
Rolling stockBM69G
Technical
Line length124 km
Number of tracksSingle
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification15 kV  16.7 Hz AC
Operating speedMax. 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph)
Gjøvik Line
123.83 km Gjøvik
1902
Hunnselva (29 m)
industrial siding
Rv4 Lillehammervegen (76 m)
Norsk olje
Kirkeby
1929
Øveraasen motorfabrikk
Rv33 Minnesundvegen (c. 80 m)
Kolonien
1929
119.38 km Nygard
1902–2006
Skogli
1929
115.11 km Breiskallen
1902
Myhre
1929
Solhaug
1929
Raufoss torv
1929
Fv82 Østvollvegen
111.70 km Raufoss
1901
Hunnselva
industrial siding
Rv4 (c. 70 m)
Roksvoll
1929
Rv246 Røstøenvegen (28 m)
106.65 km 1901
Bruflat
1929
Fiskevollen
1940
100.89 km 1901
Einavatnet
(21 m)
Valdres Line
96.93 km Hågår
1901
91.80 km Kutjern
1902
86.12 km Hennung
1923–2006
81.23 km Bleiken
1901
Fv44 Hennungvegen
Rv34 Røykenviklinna
closed 1957
71.92 km 1900
69.60 km
Nordtangen
1961–2006
67.66 km 1900
61.13 km 1900
Rv35
57.74 km 1909
Røste tunnel
(172 m)
Kleiva tunnel
(197 m)
53.39 km 1901
Grua tunnel
(278 m)
50.47 km Rundelen
1964
49.11 km Bjørgeseter
47.18 km Viubråtån
1937
45.74 km Harestua
1984
44.03 km Harestua
1901–2012
40.83 km Stryken
(seasonal)
1917
Rv4 Hadelandsveien
Hakadalselva
(21 m)
34.48 km Elnes
1939–2006
32.07 km Hakadal
1900
30.35 km Varingskollen
1934
27.73 km Åneby
1905
Åneby tunnel
(177 m)
24.26 km Nittedal
1900
Movatn tunnel
(175 m)
19.34 km Movatn
1927
17.68 km Snippen
1934
15.85 km Sandermosen
1909–2006
Rådalen tunnel II
(24 m)
Rådalen tunnel I
(55 m)
branch line to Kjelsås Bruk
10.28 km Kjelsås
1900
(34 m)
Rv150 Rolf Wickstrøms vei (26 m)
Christiania Spigerverk
8.30 km Nydalen
1946
T-banen Storo
2006
6.82 km Grefsen
1900
Hans Nielsen Hauges gate (22 m)
Rv4 Trondheimsveien
grain silo
Sinsen
4.45 km Tøyen
1904
tunnel
(c. 400 m)
Gardermoen Line (single track)
2.57 km Etterstad
Gardermoen Line (double track)
2.17 km Kværner
1957–1977
Rv190 (34 m)
Trunk Line Vålerenga
Rv161 St. Halvards gate
Østfold Line Grønland
0.27 km Oslo S
1854
Oslo Tunnel
1980

The Gjøvik Line (Norwegian: Gjøvikbanen) is a Norwegian railway line between Oslo and Gjøvik. It was originally named the North Line (Nordbanen) and ran between Grefsen and Røykenvik. The line was completed to Gjøvik in 1902. The Gjøvik Line was one of the first lines of the Norwegian railway system which was to be contracted on public service obligation, but it was the state owned Norges Statsbaner which won it through its subsidiary NSB Anbud.

The line[edit]

The lines is the smallest and least trafficked railway line from Oslo, and the only single track line in the capital. Like most other Norwegian railway lines, the entire 124 km long line is electrified at 15 kV  16.7 Hz AC.

It serves some of the northern neighborhoods of Oslo, and has a few stations in the woods of Nordmarka. Further north the line serves the municipality of Nittedal. At Roa, the Roa–Hønefoss Line branches off to Hønefoss, where it continues as the Bergen Line. Formerly, most trains between Oslo and Bergen used this route, but nowadays most passenger trains run on the route through Drammen, which is slightly longer but which runs through more densely populated areas. Freight trains however often use the line over Roa. Further north, the Gjøvik Line runs through the district of Toten before ending at Gjøvik.

The Gjøvik Line formerly had three branch lines, the Røykenvik Line, the Valdres Line and the Skreia Line. All these lines are now closed.

Most of the service on the Gjøvik Line is provided by electric multiple units. The passenger routes are served by the newly (2006) redesigned Type 69D multiple units named Type 69G, rebuilt in Denmark by Danske Statsbaner (DSB).

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