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Oslo travellers face summer transport disruption. Thousands of passengers will have to allow extra time for journeys after rail authorities shut Oslo Sentralstasjon until 8th August. The closure is due to extensive renewal of track and overhead lines between Etterstad and Lysaker. Service disruptions, including to the Airport Express train, mean passengers will mainly have to take buses. The Airport Express bus will call at Drammen, Skøyen and Lillestrøm but travel will be delayed by a further 20 minutes. Subways will operate as normal.

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Oslo travellers face summer transport disruption

Published on Monday, 27th June, 2011 at 09:22 under the news category, by John Price   .

Thousands of passengers will have to allow extra time for journeys after rail authorities shut Oslo Sentralstasjon until 8th August.

Oslo S train station
Oslo S train station
Photo: bjaglin/Flickr


The closure is due to extensive renewal of track and overhead lines between Etterstad and Lysaker.

Service disruptions, including to the Airport Express train, mean passengers will mainly have to take buses. The Airport Express bus will call at Drammen, Skøyen and Lillestrøm but travel will be delayed by a further 20 minutes. Subways will operate as normal.

Østfold trains will run as usual between platforms 16 and 19 and will travel to Skøyen, Grefsen and Bryn.

Information officer for NSB Åge-Christoffer Lundeby tells NRK the railway closures will benefit passengers long-term.

“The Norwegian National Rail Administration is performing a number of initiatives in downtown Oslo and Oslo Central Station, as well as in the Oslo tunnel and adjacent areas. It is undertaking a lot of important work to improve railway in the future,” he says.

Over 250 workers will be performing approximately 2,500 maintenance tasks in a six week period.

A detailed plan on alternative routes to traveler’s destinations is available on the Administration’s (Jernbaneverket) website (external link, in Norwegian only). Information packs will be at most stations to guide customers.



Published on Monday, 27th June, 2011 at 09:22 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: oslotrainstationclosures, railimprovementworkschaos.





  
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