Kristiansand Station (Norwegian: Kristiansand stasjon) (IATA: XKR) is a railway station located in downtown Kristiansand in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The station, located along the Sørlandet Line, is served by regional trains to Oslo and Stavanger. Kristiansand Station is a cul-de-sac station, requiring all trains to change direction at the station. The station is owned by the state-owned company Bane NOR.
|Elevation||5.5 m (18 ft) AMSL|
|Owned by||Bane NOR|
|Operated by||Norwegian State Railways|
|Distance||365.29 km (226.98 mi)|
|Connections||Local bus: Boreal Norge |
Ferry to Denmark nearby
The station was opened in 1895 as part of the now abandoned Setesdal Line from Kristiansand to Byglandsfjord. The station was the only station on the line to be built with bricks, due to local regulations after the city fire in 1892. Like all other stations on the line, the station was designed by Paul Due.
In 1937, Norsk Spisevognselskap agreed to take over operations of the restaurant when the Sørland Line was completed to Kristiansand. Operations started on 16 June 1938, a week before the line opened. On 9 December 1940, the company decided to invest 100,000 kr in a new restaurant building at the station. It was taken into use on 28 November 1942.
|Preceding station||Line||Following station|
|Preceding station||Express trains||Following station|
|Preceding station||Regional trains||Following station|