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Oslos central bus terminal has officially reopened


Gottlieb Paludan Architects Norge A/S – previously tegn_3 – headed the re-design of Oslo’s bus terminal above the railway tracks at Oslo Central Station and converted it into an attractive transport hub and meeting point, capable of handling more than twice the departures for which it was originally designed.

The Oslo bus terminal is a transport interchange for people travelling to, from and within Oslo, serving as a connection to other modes of transport, such as bicycle, bus, tram, train and taxi. Thus, the new terminal contributes to the development of Oslo, focusing on increased accessibility to the city and enhancing the opportunities of further development of the surrounding suburbs.

The brief was to enhance the travel experience, stimulate business and improve the quality of the bus terminal and adjacent urban spaces. In addition to a face lift, the bus terminal has also had better customer service facilities, upgraded service and maintenance premises and better welfare facilities for drivers.

Norway’s Minister for Climate and the Environment, Ola Elvestuen, opened the terminal, while the Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen, and the CEO of Akershus Kollektiv Terminaler FKF, Jafar Altememy, also spoke at the ceremony.

The new terminal is the third largest of its kind in Norway with 50,000 passengers and over 1,350 bus departures every day.