Kemi railway station

Kemi railway station (in Finnish: Kemin rautatieasema) is located in the town of Kemi in the Lapland Province of Finland. It is operated by VR. The distance to the Helsinki Central railway station, via Haapamäki and Oulu stations is 858.3 kilometres.

Kemi
VR Group station
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Kemi railway station
LocationRautatienkatu 3, 94100 Kemi
Coordinates65°44′14″N 24°34′26″E / 65.737227°N 24.573798°E / 65.737227; 24.573798Coordinates: 65°44′14″N 24°34′26″E / 65.737227°N 24.573798°E / 65.737227; 24.573798
Owned byFinnish Transport Agency
Platforms3
Tracks11
Construction
Structure typeground station
History
Opened1903
Electrified2003
Traffic
Passengers185 000 [2008]
Services
Preceding station   Finnish Railways   Following station
Terminus
Oulu-Rovaniemi
toward Rovaniemi
TerminusKemi-Kolari
toward Kolari
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Platform area.

The station lies between the Kemi centre and Finnish national road 4, near the town centre services. All passenger trains stop at the station, and the station has a ticket office, a waiting room and a Junamaatti ticket vending machine. Kemi also has a lot of cargo traffic.

Kemi no longer has train traffic operators, instead the traffic is controlled remotely from Oulu. Track switching in cargo traffic requires a lot of trackyard personnel.

Although the tracks to Rovaniemi and to Kolari via Tornio actually separate at the Laurila cargo station north of Kemi, Kemi is an important junction for train traffic. From the Lautiosaari switch north of Kemi, there is also a side track to the Elijärvi mine.

TrackyardsEdit

The Kemi station has a large trackyard, divided into personnel train tracks and a cargo trackyard. The trackyard was completely renovated and electrified from 2001 to 2003.

The station also has a side track to the Ajos harbour. On this side track are the trackyards of Veitsiluoto, Rivi and Ajos.

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