Oslo Port Line

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Oslo Port Line
Havnebanen past Akershus Festning.jpeg
Passing Akershus Fortress in 1935
Overview
Type Railway
System Norwegian Railway
Status Abandoned
Termini Oslo Ø
Oslo V
Stations 2
Operation
Opening 13 November 1907
Closed 1983
Owner Norwegian State Railways
Operator(s) Norwegian State Railways
Character Freight
Technical
Line length 2.2 km
Track length 2.2 km
No. of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification No
Oslo Port Line
Skøyen–Filipstad Line, originally Drammen Line
end point from 1935
Filipstadkaia
Filipstad
Akers mekaniske verksted, Tjuvholmen
2.20 km end point until 1935
track in public streets
Oslo V
Festningen
1,50 km Vippetangen(1907)
side track to Langkaia and Tollbukaia
Havnelageret
Oslo Ø
0.00 km end point until 1967
to Østfold Line
Loengaend point from 1967

The Oslo Port Line (Norwegian: Havnebanen i Oslo) is an abandoned Norwegian railway that went between the two main railway stations in Oslo, Oslo Østbanestasjon and Oslo Vestbanestasjon. The line was 2.2 km long, 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge single track, but not electrified.

The line made it possible for trains to drive between the two train stations, but the line was located in the streets, making it an intimate task and stopping traffic at The City Hall Square, the plaza in front of Oslo City Hall.[1] The railway also connected to the port in Oslo, and with the new line it was possible to transfer cargo directly from the railway to the ships. There were only a few freight trains per day that used the line and no passenger trains. Passengers who wanted to change between the two stations had to find alternative means of transportation.

The line was opened on 13 November 1907,[2] but closed in 1983 after the Oslo Tunnel between Skøyen and the new Oslo Central Station was opened in 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Oslo (1998). "Rådhusplassen Byens festplass?" (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ Jernbaneverket (2006). "Jernbanestatistikk 2005" (PDF) (in Norwegian).