Oslo West Station

Oslo West Station
Location Aker Brygge, Oslo
Coordinates 59°54′42″N 10°43′50″E / 59.91167°N 10.73056°E / 59.91167; 10.73056Coordinates: 59°54′42″N 10°43′50″E / 59.91167°N 10.73056°E / 59.91167; 10.73056
Owned by Norwegian State Railways
Line(s) Skøyen–Filipstad Line (1980–89)
Drammen Line (1872-1980)
Oslo Port Line (1907–83)
Platforms 4
Architect Georg Andreas Bull
Opened 1872
Closed 1989

Oslo West Station (Norwegian: Oslo Vestbanestasjon) or Oslo V, is a former railway station located in Vika in Oslo, Norway. It was the terminus of the Drammen Line between 1872 and 1980, until the Oslo Tunnel opened. The station remained in use until 1989, when all traffic was moved to the new Oslo Central Station. Until its closure it was the main station for trains on the Sørland Line, the Drammen Line and the Vestfold Line. There was no passenger rail connection to Oslo Ø, the eastern station that served the eastern lines and trains to Bergen. The only connection was the Oslo Port Line that went partially through some of the most trafficked streets in Oslo.

The station building was drawn by architect Georg Andreas Bull in historism and built in tilestone. The fascade against The City Hall Square has two low towers diagonally against the buildings main direction. Windows and doors are arched. After the station closed, the building has been taken into use by among others the Nobel Peace Center.

Oslo V in 1922, just after electrification; train hauled by NSB El 1

On 13 April 1921, the restaurant was taken over by Norsk Spisevognselskap, after it had received a renovation, which was completed on 1 May. In 1922, the company and Narvesen opened two kiosks at the station. After the station was partially destroyed on 2 February 1942, it remained closed until 1 June.[1]


  1. Just, Carl (1949). A/S Norsk Spisevognselskap 1919–1949 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk Spisevognselskap. p. 58. OCLC 40310643.

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Preceding station Line Following station
Skarpsno Drammen Line
Oslo Port Line Oslo Ø
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