Lørenskog Station

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Lørenskog
Lørenskog stasjon TRS 070730 008.jpg
Location Lørenskog, Lørenskog
Norway
Coordinates 59°56′42.025″N 10°56′41.982″E / 59.94500694°N 10.94499500°E / 59.94500694; 10.94499500Coordinates: 59°56′42.025″N 10°56′41.982″E / 59.94500694°N 10.94499500°E / 59.94500694; 10.94499500
Elevation 159.3 m (523 ft)
Operated by Norwegian State Railways
Line(s) Trunk Line
Distance 14.15 km (8.79 mi)
Platforms 2
Construction
Architect Paul Due
History
Opened 1857

Lørenskog is a railway station on the Trunk Line in Lørenskog, Norway. The station itself lies just outside Oslos city limit, but when it comes to fares, it is included in the price paid for an Oslo-ticket. It is served by the Oslo Commuter Rail line 400 operated by Norwegian State Railways running from Lillestrøm via Oslo S to Asker.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1857, three years after the railway. It was originally named Robsrud, after the closest farm, to be changed to the current name in 1909, the same year Lørenskog demerged from Skedsmo municipality. It became remote automated from 1972 and freight services terminated in 1988. In 2000 the station became unmanned. The station building, by Paul Due, was opened in 1901.

Sesame Station[edit]

Lørenskog Station in the color scheme as Sesame Station
Further information: Sesam stasjon

The station building is best known as the facility for filming all outdoor scenes for the popular children's television show Sesam Stasjon that ran on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation from 1991 to 1998. Indoor scenes were filmed in studio. The station was until 2006 colorfully decorated in a multitude of colors thematic for the Sesame series. Kindergarten classes could occasionally take the Sesame train from Oslo S to Lørenskog and see the station. In 2003 it was decided to revert the station back to the original color scheme, and completed by spring of 2006.

External links[edit]

Preceding station Line Following station
Høybråten Trunk Line Hanaborg
Preceding station Local trains Following station
Høybråten L1 SpikkestadOslo SLillestrøm   Hanaborg