Several trams stood still on Wednesday morning, at the same time as the subways had to run past Jernbanetorget after a major power outage in central Oslo.
Update: By 8 o’clock, the vast majority of customers should have got the power back, Elvia informs E24.
Large parts of central Oslo, including Aker Brygge, were hit by a power outage on Wednesday morning, according to the network operator Elvia’s website. A smaller area on Helsfyr will also be without electricity.
Among the affected areas is also the VG building, where the E24 is located.
– We have not found the error yet, but we have crews out to troubleshoot. We expect that the power will be back in an hour, says communications consultant Cecilie Gregersen in Elvia to E24.
Public transport is also severely affected by the power outage that hits in the middle of rush hour.
– There is a power outage between the National Theater and Bislett. It is dark at Jernbanetorget station, and until further notice the subway runs past the station, says ruter’s press officer Sofie Bruun to E24.
All other metro stations in the area are open at the same time, but there are several tram lines that run through the city center, she says.
Ruter does not know exactly how many people will be affected by the stop:
– There are quite a few who travel by tram at this time, so there are probably a lot, says Bruun.
According to Ruter’s website, tram lines 11, 12, 13, 15 and 19 are affected by power supply problems.
Sporveien’s press officer Thomas Ege confirms that both the tram and the metro have been affected by the incident. The company responsible for the operation of the two means of transport is now working to rectify faults.
– There are many passengers who will be affected by this. We have people out there working to fix it.
According to Elvia’s overview, 886 customers have been affected by the power outage. This applies to postal codes 0050, 0154, 0155, 0181, 0184, 0164, 0180, 0179, 0161, 0160, 0159, 0152, 0153, 0251, 0250, 0660, 0157, 0158 and 0026.
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