Jar (station)

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OSLO T-bane orange icon.png
Location Jar, Bærum
Coordinates 59°55′36″N 10°37′13″E / 59.926635°N 10.620303°E / 59.926635; 10.620303Coordinates: 59°55′36″N 10°37′13″E / 59.926635°N 10.620303°E / 59.926635; 10.620303
Elevation 68.2 m (224 ft)
Owned by Sporveien
Operated by Sporveien T-banen
Line(s) Kolsås Line (metro)
Lilleaker Line (tramway)
Distance 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from Stortinget
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1 June 1924 (1924-06-01)
Rebuilt 1 July 2006 (2006-07-01) - December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)
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
Line 13
towards Grefsen

Jar is a station served both by the Oslo Metro and the Oslo Tramway located in Bærum, just west of Lysakerelva which divides Oslo and Bærum. The track is shared, the tram line (Lilleaker Line) joins with the rapid transit line (Kolsås Line) on the Oslo side of the river.[1] The station's penthouse is yellow and contained a newspaper outlet.[2]

Formerly, the entire line to Kolsås was part of the tram network. Since 2 December 2007 tram operations (line 13) have returned on this line from Jar to Bekkestua. Some tram runs, usually with SL79 units, run only as far as Jar where there is the turning loop they require.[3][needs update]

As of December 2010, the Tram line 13 is running alternative trams (every 20 minutes) to Jar.[4] The Oslo Metro line 3 also runs with an interval of every 15 minutes.


  1. ^ "Jar stasjon" [Jar Station] (in Norwegian). Ruter. Archived from the original on 4 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Hartmann, Eivind; Mangset, Øistein (2001). Neste stopp - verneplan for bygninger (in Norwegian). Baneforlaget. pp. 94–6. ISBN 82-91448-17-5. 
  3. ^ "T-banestasjonene i vest" [Metro stations in the west] (in Norwegian). Oslo Sporveier. 
  4. ^ 1. desember tar vi nye Jar stasjon i bruk (Plaque on MX3000 train) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Ruter. 

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