Gjøvik Line

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Gjøvik Line
Gjoevik Railway Station.jpg
Overview
Native name Gjøvikbanen
Type Railway
System Norwegian railways
Termini Oslo Central Station
Gjøvik Station
Stations 31
Operation
Opened 1902
Owner Norwegian National Rail Administration
Operator(s) NSB Anbud
Character Passenger trains
Rolling stock BM69G
Technical
Line length 124 km
Number of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 15 kV 16 23 Hz AC
Operating speed Max. 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
Rv4
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 Reinsvoll 1901
Skreiabanen
Rv4
Bruflat 1929
Fiskevollen 1940
100.89 km Eina 1901
Einavatnet(21 m)
Valdresbanen
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
Røykenvikbanen closed 1957
71.92 km Jaren 1900
69.60 km Nordtangen 1961–2006
67.66 km Gran 1900
61.13 km Lunner 1900
Rv35
Roa-Hønefosslinjen
57.74 km Roa 1909
Røste tunnel(172 m)
Kleiva tunnel(197 m)
53.39 km Grua 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
Alnabanen
4.45 km Tøyen 1904
tunnel(c. 400 m)
Gardermobanen (single track)
Hovedbanen
2.57 km EtterstadGardermobanen (double track)
2.17 km Kværner 1957–1977
Rv190 (34 m)
Hovedbanen Vålerenga
Rv161 St. Halvards gate
Østfoldbanen 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 23 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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