Valkyrie plass (station)
The station while it was operational
|Location||Valkyrie plass, Oslo
|Elevation||41.5 metres (136 ft)|
|Distance||2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) from Stortinget|
|Opened||28 June 1928|
The station was opened when the Holmenkollen Line was extended from Majorstuen to Nationaltheatret on 28 June 1928. The station was built in neoclassical style, and the architect was Kristofer Andreas Lange.
Though not originally planned, when 800 m² of the street collapsed during the construction of the first parts of Fellestunnelen, a station was built anyway. It was closed in 1985 due its proximity to Majorstuen, and it was both difficult and dangerous to expand the station to accommodate trains with more than two cars (which was needed for the conversion of the western lines to metro).
The former station building is now used as an independent fast food café, but the staircase to the platform is maintained to provide access to emergency and maintenance personnel and act as an emergency exit. Inside the former station there were illuminated billboards behind the platforms, however as of December 2013, the billboards are gone and the backlights are either broken or missing.
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