Smestad (station)

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Smestad
Smedstad stasjon.jpg
Overhead view from the nearby bridge, down towards the station.
Location Smestad, Oslo
Norway
Coordinates 59°56′14″N 10°41′00″E / 59.93722°N 10.68333°E / 59.93722; 10.68333Coordinates: 59°56′14″N 10°41′00″E / 59.93722°N 10.68333°E / 59.93722; 10.68333
Elevation 63.7 metres (209 ft)
Owned by Sporveien
Operated by Sporveien T-banen
Line(s) Røa Line
Kolsås Line
Distance 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Stortinget
Connections Bus: 23 LysakerSimensbråten
45 Voksen skog - Majorstuen
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 17 November 1912
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
towards Østerås
Line 2
towards Kolsås
Line 3
towards Mortensrud

Smestad is a station shared by the Røa Line (line 2) and the Kolsås Line (line 3) on the Oslo T-bane system. Although the two lines continue to share track some time after Smestad, passing the former station of Sørbyhaugen which was also shared, they diverge before passing another station. The next station to the west is Makrellbekken on Røabanen and the temporary station of Husebybakken on Kolsåsbanen. The next station to the east is Borgen. Smestad is located 4.6 km from Stortinget.[1]

The station was originally the terminus of a branch line to Holmenkollbanen which was built from Majorstuen and opened on 17 November 1912. The line was exteneded to Røa in 1935 while the connection to Kolsåsbanen opened in 1942.[2]

The station is on the southeast side of the intersection Smestadkrysset which includes the outermost ring road (Ring 3) around Oslo and there are some bus-to-subway connections possible at this station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subway stations in the west
  2. ^ Timeline of transit in Oslo (in Norwegian), an English timeline is available at this site

External links[edit]

Media related to Smestad stasjon at Wikimedia Commons