Oslo’s National Theater station for T-bane (metro) lines was due to close from late Monday night, April 10 and through the entire Easter week of holidays, for some major maintenance work. The station won’t re-open until Tuesday morning April 18.
The station is due for a major spring cleaning along with maintenance work on the metro tracks running through the station. Metro line officials said much of the work won’t be noticeable, but project leader Anne Johanne Lind told newspaper Aftenposten that passengers will soon see “new lamps, new tiles and some fresh paint,” while warming cables will be placed in the ramps leading down to the station platforms.
The National Theater station will remain open to scheduled train service and the Airport Express Train to Gardermoen, but passengers were warned of possible delays because of other maintenance on train tracks in the Oslo area.
Local mass transit officials are taking advantage of the extended holiday period when there will be no commuter rush and many Norwegians will be out of town. The T-bane (metro) will still run, just not between the National Theater and Stortinget stations. Alternative bus service will be offered and trams will run as usual, but less frequently on holiday schedules.