Majorstuen (station)

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Majorstuen
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Two OS MX3000 trains at Majorstuen station
LocationMajorstuen, Oslo
Norway
Coordinates59°55′47″N 10°42′53″E / 59.92972°N 10.71472°E / 59.92972; 10.71472
Elevation47.7 m (156 ft)
Owned bySporveien
Operated bySporveien T-banen
Line(s)Common Tunnel
Distance2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Stortinget
Tracks2
ConnectionsTram: 11 12 19 
Bus: 20, 22, 25, 28, 45, and 46
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNone
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened31 May 1898
Services
Preceding station   Oslo Metro Piktogram.svg Oslo Metro   Following station
Line 1
towards Helsfyr
towards Østerås
Line 2
towards Kolsås
Line 3
towards Mortensrud
towards Vestli
Line 4
towards Sognsvann
Line 5
towards Vestli
Preceding station   Oslo Tramway Piktogram.svg Oslo Tramway   Following station
TerminusLine 11
towards Kjelsås
TerminusLine 12
towards Disen
TerminusLine 19
towards Ljabru

Majorstuen is a subway station on the Oslo Metro and a light rail station on the Briskeby Line of the Oslo Tramway. It is located in the Majorstuen neighborhood in the Frogner borough.

Majorstuen is shared by all the subway lines, and, being located just after the tunnel entrance, it is the only such station not located underground. Majorstuen was originally the end station for Holmenkollbanen, and remained so until the tunnel to Nationaltheatret Station was completed.

After Majorstuen the subway lines split up in three directions. Sognsvannsbanen runs northwards, Holmenkollbanen runs to the northwest while Røabanen and Kolsåsbanen are on a shared track to the west.

The station has three platforms. There are two main platforms facing each other. Behind the platform for outbound trains is a bay platform, used for the trains on the west side of Oslo which terminate at Majorstuen. Such trains are not common, they are usually early-morning trains or trains which are retiring for the evening. Between 2002 and 2004 however, Holmenkollbanen terminated at Majorstuen and all these trains used this platform. Also located on the outbound platform is a Narvesen kiosk, the only such kiosk on the Oslo Metro behind the ticket barriers.

Majorstuen itself is largely a residential area, although there is a great deal of commercial business as well. It is close to the Oslo Tramway Museum, and also serves the MF Norwegian School of Theology, the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Norwegian Police University College and a Police Station, Chateau Neuf and the movie theatre Colosseum. It is a node for public transportation, outside the subway station are bus stops for several bus lines and a tram stop serving the Frogner and Briskeby Lines on Oslo Tramway.

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