Wednesday, January 26

Oslo before: We have lived with problematic rail laying in the city since the 1850s.

In 2022, the new trams will finally start running, and the trains will go through the Follobane tunnel. We have lived with problematic rail laying in the city since the 1850s.

In the middle of the 1850s, rooms were cleared for “Hovedbanens endestation i Kristiania” with plenty of space for horse taxis. Photo from 1875.

Ever since the first sleepers in the city center were laid 170 years ago, the city has had to find space for the emergence of rail transport. During its first kilometer, the single-track train line from the city center to Galgeberg had to be trodden across already existing streets and old property boundaries.

This is how it still goes. As the purest embroidery, the train line first crosses the road before people have to go under the track to cross the line. Then the train goes under a steep road bridge to begin the steep Brynsbakken. But past «Hylla» there is currently a knot on the thread.

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