Oulu railway station

The Oulu Railway Station is located in the centre of Oulu, Finland, in the city district of Vaara. All trains are operated by VR. Nearby is the bus station for long-distance buses.

Oulu
Uleåborg
VR Group station
Oulu railway station street.jpg
LocationRautatienkatu 11A, 90100 Oulu
Coordinates65°00′41″N 025°29′02″E / 65.01139°N 25.48389°E / 65.01139; 25.48389Coordinates: 65°00′41″N 025°29′02″E / 65.01139°N 25.48389°E / 65.01139; 25.48389
Owned byFinnish Transport Agency
Platforms3
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeground station
History
Opened1886
Passengers
863 600 (2010) [1]
Services
Preceding station VR Group Following station
Ruukki
towards Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki–Oulu Terminus
Terminus Oulu–Kontiomäki Muhos
towards Kontiomäki
Oulu–Tornio Kemi
towards Tornio
Kempele
towards Helsinki
Helsinki–Kolari
(overnight service)
Kemi
towards Kolari
Former services
Preceding station Finnish State Railways Following station
Ylivieska
towards Helsinki
Polaria Oulu
Terminus
Vihanti
towards Helsinki
Lapponia

The railway station was built in 1886 when the Ostrobothnia railway line reached Oulu.

The railway from the south to Oulu was electrified in 1983, using overhead electric wires at 25 kV. The electrification northwards from Oulu to Rovaniemi was not completed until 2004. In 2006 the railway from Oulu to Iisalmi was also electrified. The fastest trains from Oulu to Helsinki are operated by VR's Pendolino trains.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Henkilöliikennepaikkojen kehittämisohjelma" (PDF). Liikennevirasto. 2010. ISBN 978-952-255-511-3. Retrieved 2012-09-09.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Oulu railway station at Wikimedia Commons