Oslo opened its first new metro line in 10 years this weekend, and got a brand new stop to match it. Of course I had to go check it out while it’s still clean.
The new line connects the preexisting stops Økern and Sinsen, going through the Løren area previously not served by the Oslo metro. Lørenbanen has been built in three years, and is a 1.6 km long tunnel between two older lines. It creates a new alternative when travelling east/west in Oslo, by not having to go through the city centre like earlier. It will also make more frequent traffic through a densely populated area possible. The new Løren station is the 101. stop (the largest amount of the Nordic countries) on the Oslo metro, and is built 26 meters underground. The whole project had a cost of 1330 million NOK, or roughly 160 million USD. 350 000 cubic meters of rock was removed in total, all to transport 8000 people per day.
2000 liters of blue paint was used.