Hämeenlinna railway station

Hämeenlinna railway station (Finnish: Hämeenlinnan rautatieasema, Swedish: Tavastehus järnvägsstation) is located in the town of Hämeenlinna, Finland. Hämeenlinna belongs to the oldest railway stations in Finland, because the first railway line in Finland was opened between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna in 1862. The original station building, designed by the architect Carl Albert Edelfelt, was destroyed during the Finnish Civil War in 1918. The current red brick station building was designed by Thure Hellström and completed in 1921.

Hämeenlinna
Tavastehus
VR station
Hämeenlinnan rautatieasema.jpeg
Hämeenlinna station
LocationHämeentie 16, 13200
Hämeenlinna
Finland
Coordinates61°00′08″N 24°28′42″E / 61.00222°N 24.47833°E / 61.00222; 24.47833Coordinates: 61°00′08″N 24°28′42″E / 61.00222°N 24.47833°E / 61.00222; 24.47833
Owned byFinnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
Operated byVR Group
Line(s)Riihimäki–Tampere railway
Platforms3
Tracks7
Construction
ArchitectThure Hellström
Architectural styleJugendstil
Other information
Station codeHl
ClassificationOperating point[1]
History
Opened1862
Passengers
2008999,000 [2]
Services
Preceding station Helsinki commuter rail Following station
Turenki
towards Helsinki
R Parola
towards Tampere
D Terminus
Preceding station VR Group Following station
Riihimäki
Terminus
Riihimäki–Tampere Toijala
towards Tampere
Riihimäki
towards Helsinki
Helsinki–Kolari
(overnight service)
Toijala
towards Kolari
Helsinki–Kemijärvi
(overnight service)
Toijala
towards Kemijärvi
Location
Hämeenlinna is located in Kanta-Häme
Hämeenlinna
Hämeenlinna
Location within Kanta-Häme
Hämeenlinna is located in Finland
Hämeenlinna
Hämeenlinna
Hämeenlinna (Finland)

Hämeenlinna is located about halfway between Helsinki and Tampere, and because of this, the station has much pass-through traffic, even though the Hämeenlinna station is not a crossing-point station. All trains between Helsinki and Tampere, except Pendolino trains, stop at Hämeenlinna. The Hämeenlinna station also has an underpass tunnel. The station building has a restaurant.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Railway Network Statement 2021 (PDF). Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. 18 June 2020. p. 93. ISBN 978-952-317-744-4. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. ^ Henkilöliikennepaikkojen kehittämisohjelma (PDF). Helsinki: Finnish Infrastructure Transport Agency. 2010. ISBN 978-952-255-511-3.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hämeenlinna railway station at Wikimedia Commons