Sunday, February 12, 2017


Since the timetable change in December 2016, SJ has increased amount of trains between Stockholm and Oslo from 3 to 5 each day. This makes it possible to travel to Oslo over a day and return back same day.
 That is what I'm going to do today. I'm taking the train from Degerfors and returning back to Stockholm. I'm taking following trains:
623: 7:14 Stockholm - 12:29 Oslo
646: 16:56 Oslo - 22:01 Stockholm
The trains makes 7 stops in Katrineholm, Hallsberg, Degerfors, Kristinehamn, Karlstad, Arvika, Kongsvinger except the early morning train (5:30 from Stockholm) which stops only in Karlstad, Arvika and Kongsvinger.
 The new is that besides X2, there are also X55 trains on this route all the way to Oslo.
 After 3h journey from Degerfors (or 5h from Stockholm), the train arrives to Oslo.
 Oslo Central station opened 1979 merging two other stations Vestbanestasjon and Østbanestasjon.

 4.5-metre bronze tiger made by Elena Engelsen.
 The new tram line on Dronning Eufemias gate
 It was some years ago I visited Oslo, and the constructions around Opera/ Train station are still in progress

 Akershus Festning

 Tourists at the roof of the Opera house

"Glory Glory with Crutches" by Laura Ford
 Important information in the oil country
 SL95 tram from Ansaldo, made years 1999-2004

 SL79 tram by Duewag/ABB, made years 1982-83

 Visiting the Vigeland park

 After changing some trams and metro I've arrived to Storo metro station, which is nearby Grefsen station on the Gjøvikbanen line.
 Cargonet EL16 locomotive from 1978. The locomotive is a similar to Rc4, it has pointed nose which is able to force through the occasional snowdrifts.
 The locomotive is used for freight trains from Oslo to Bergen.
 Birkelunden Public Park
 Thorvald Meyers gate

 I'm back at the station for the trip back. Here is a Norwegian GMB Class 71 for airport express Flytoget
 The train back to Stockholm is X2

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