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A long section of the subway in Oslo will close this summer


The work on the Grorudbanen is planned to cost NOK 300 million. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Of NTB | 10.05.2024 02:34:03

The stretch between Veitvet and Vestli will remain closed until 18 August, reports Aftenposten. Several thousand travelers must therefore take buses instead.

The Grorudbanen is one of the longest subway lines in the capital.

– This maintenance is necessary to avoid that the subway may have to run at a reduced speed due to wear and tear, says executive director Thor Georg Sælid in Sporveien to the newspaper.

Parts of the section will have 10 kilometers of new rails and sleepers, and 20 kilometers of power rails will be replaced between Hasle and Vestli. In addition, six switches are to be replaced, and one tunnel is to have a new lighting system.

This summer, the Stortinget subway station will also be closed for boarding and alighting for six weeks from 1 July.

(© NTB)


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