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Asker Line

The Asker Line is an under construction line that will supplement the Drammen Line between Skøyen and Asker. Construction started in 2001, with the first section from Asker to Sandvika opening in 2005. The section from Sandvika to Lysaker opened in 2011, while the last section from Lysaker to Skøyen is postponed until after 2020. The line will only serve the four main stations, and will allow the capacity west of Lysaker to increase from 12 to 26 trains per hour. The Asker Line, allowing speeds at 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph), is used by express and regional trains, along with the Airport Express Train. It is also used by freight trains at night.

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Sandvika Station
... serves as a local public transport hub and is located on the Asker Line and the Drammen Line ... The station was opened with the Drammen Line in 1872 ... In 2005 the Asker Line opened allowing though trains to bypass local trains and head directly to the next mayor station, Asker ...
Tanum Tunnel - History
... The Asker Line runs from Lysaker Station via Sandvika Station to Asker Station, in the municipalities of Bærum and Asker ... The line was built to allow increased railway traffic though the main corridor west of Oslo ... the only railway west of Oslo was the Drammen Line, which has limited capacity and is used by a mix of local, regional, intercity and freight trains ...
Skaugum Tunnel - History
... The Asker Line runs from Lysaker Station via Sandvika Station to Asker Station, in the municipalities of Bærum and Asker ... The line was built to increase the traffic on the west corridor ... Traditionally, the only railway west of Oslo was the Drammen Line, which has limited capacity, and a mix of local, regional, intercity and freight trains ...
Asker Line - Operation
... Other commuter trains use the old Drammen Line, along with freight trains ... However, in 2006, the night freight trains were moved to the new line, despite operating at less than 100 km/h (62 mph) ... airport express train operates along the line three times per hour using Class 71 multiple units, connecting the main stations west of Oslo to Oslo ...

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