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Kristiansand Station

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.[1] 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.[2]

Kristiansand Station
Kristiansand stasjon.jpg
LocationKristiansand, Kristiansand
Norway
Coordinates58°08′44″N 7°59′16″E / 58.14556°N 7.98778°E / 58.14556; 7.98778Coordinates: 58°08′44″N 7°59′16″E / 58.14556°N 7.98778°E / 58.14556; 7.98778
Elevation5.5 m (18 ft) AMSL
Owned byBane NOR
Operated byNorwegian State Railways
Line(s)Sørlandet Line
Distance365.29 km (226.98 mi)
ConnectionsLocal bus: Boreal Norge
Ferry to Denmark nearby
Construction
ArchitectPaul Due
History
Opened1895

HistoryEdit

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.[3]

 
NSB Class 73 and El 14 at Kristiansand Station
Preceding station Line Following station
Nodeland Sørlandet Line Vennesla
Preceding station Express trains Following station
terminus   KristiansandOslo S   Vennesla
Preceding station Regional trains Following station
Nodeland   StavangerKristiansand   terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kristiansand Station". Norges Statsbaner. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  2. ^ "Kristiansand". Bane NOR. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ Just, Carl (1949). A/S Norsk Spisevognselskap 1919–1949 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk Spisevognselskap. pp. 65–66. OCLC 40310643.