Bryn railway station
is a stop east of downtown Oslo
on the old Hovedbanen
railway line. It was opened in 1858
, four years after the line was opened. It is the first station to the east from Oslo S
, the next station is Alna
. It is 3.89 km from Oslo S, and at an altitude of 78.3 m. The railway runs beneath the east side of the Ring 3 highway at Bryn.
Passenger service to Bryn consists of the local slow train between Asker
and Lillestrøm Station
(line 400). The train has two platforms. Platform 1 serves inbound trains to Oslo, platform 2 serves the outbound trains towards Lillestrøm.
The station building is the headquarters for the Norwegian railway society Norsk Jernbaneklubb
Bryn is located in a largely industrial area, but passenger usage of the station has been rather small. The railway station is close to, but not connected to, the subway station Brynseng
. Regulation plans for the area call for the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle path between the railway and subway stations to make train-to-subway connections easier.
In the Norwegian version of the board game Monopoly
, Bryn is the fourth railway station on the board, in the spot corresponding to Short Line
(Atlantic City version) or Liverpool Street station