Skøyen–Filipstad Line

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Skøyen–Filipstad Line
Overview
TypeRailway
SystemNorwegian Railway
TerminiSkøyen
Filipstad
Operation
Opened1872
OwnerNorwegian National Rail Administration
Operator(s)CargoNet
CharacterFreight
Technical
Line length2 km (1.2 mi)
Number of tracksDouble
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Route map
Oslo Port Line (removed)
0.00 km Oslo V
(1872 - 1989)
1.58 km Filipstad
(1989)
Filipstadkaia
1.58 km Skarpsno
(1882-1989)
3.38 km Skøyen
(1872)

The Skøyen–Filipstad Line (Norwegian: Skøyen–Filipstadlinjen) is a 2-kilometer (1.2 mi) long railway line between Skøyen and Filipstad in Oslo, Norway. It is used for freight trains to Oslo Port.[1]

History[edit]

The line was built as part of the Drammen Line that opened in 1872, as a narrow gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) railway. It was rebuilt to standard gauge in 1922 and at the same time electrified. Later the line was rebuilt to double track. The line consisted of the last two kilometers of the Drammen Line that terminated at Oslo West Station (Oslo V). In 1980, the Oslo Tunnel between Skøyen and Oslo Central Station opened and Oslo V was closed. The last stretch of the Drammen Line was then transferred to a pure freight line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jernbaneverket. "Nøkkeltall for norske baner" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2007-03-29.