Grünerløkka–Torshov Line

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Grünerløkka–Torshov Line
Overview
Native nameGrünerløkka–Torshov-linjen
TypeTramway
SystemOslo Tramway
LocaleOslo, Norway
TerminiJernbanetorget
Grefsen
Services11 12 13 
Operation
Opened1878
OwnerKollektivtransportproduksjon
Operator(s)Oslo Sporvognsdrift
Rolling stockSL79 and SL95
Technical
Number of tracksDouble
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification600 V DC
Operating speed50 kilometres per hour (31 mph)
Grünerløkka–Torshov Line
Grefsen Stasjon
transfer to railway, Sinsen Line
Storo bru
Storo
transfer to Ring Line
Grefsenveien
Bjølsen
Lisa Kristoffersens plass (1924)
Treschows gate (closed)
Sandaker Senter
Torshov
Bentsebrua
Bentse Bridge
Bentsebrugata (closed)
depot Torshovgata
(1899)
Sagene Kirke
(1899)
Biermanns Gate
Sannergata moved to Schleppegrells gate
Birkelunden
(Schleppegrells gate)
Olaf Ryes Plass
Schous Plass
Nybrua
Nybrua
Hausmanns Gate
Brugata Gamleby Line (moved to Biskop Gunnerus gate)
Brugata
Nygata
Kirkeristen
Biskop Gunnerus' Gate, Gamleby Line
Jernbanetorget
Biskop Gunnerus' Gate
Jernbanetorget
to city center
Dronningens gate
Akershusstranda
Vippetangen

The Grünerløkka–Torshov (Norwegian: Grünerløkka–Torshov-linjen) is a tramway line running from Jernbanetorget to Storo in Oslo, Norway. It is served by lines 11, 12 and 13 of the Oslo Tramway.

The line was built by Kristiania Sporveisselskap and opened for horsecars in 1878 from Stortorvet to Grünerløkka, and was extended on 12 April 1879 to St. Halvards Plass.[1] Electrification occurred in 1899, with a further extension to Grefsen Station in 1902. In 1934 the new Kjelsås Line was built branching off from Storo to Kjelsås.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aspenberg, Nils Carl (1994). Trikker og forstadsbaner i Oslo. Oslo: Baneforlaget. p. 6. ISBN 978-82-91448-03-9.
Grünerløkka–Torshov Line on an old map