Røykenvik Line

The Røykenvik Line (Norwegian: Røykenvikbanen) was a 7 km railway branch line between Jaren and Røykenvik.

Røykenvik Line
Overview
Native nameRøykenvikbanen
StatusAbandoned
OwnerNorwegian State Railways
TerminiJaren Station
Røykenvik
Service
TypeRailway
SystemNorwegian railway
Operator(s)Norwegian State Railways
History
Opened1900
Closed1957
Technical
Line length7 km
Number of tracksSingle
CharacterPassenger and freight
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Route map

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78.61 km Røykenvik
(1900-1957)
137.6 m asl
77.78 km Augedalselva
(44 m)
75.98 km Brandbu
(1900-1957)
178.4 m asl
Augedalsbakken
(Ca 1930-1949)
73.65 km Augedalselva
(18 m)
73.54 km Andfossen
(1904-1949)
71.92 km Jaren Station
(1900)
207.2 m asl
towards Gran Station
Former station house in Røykenvik

HistoryEdit

The line was constructed as the original terminal stretch of the Gjøvik Line (then known as the North Line) in 1900 until the extension to Gjøvik was opened in 1902. From then the line was a branch line, which offered connection with a steam ship on Randsfjorden. Passenger traffic on the line was discontinued in 1949 and the line officially abandoned on 1 November 1957. The tracks were later removed and the corridor is now part of Route 34.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tor Wisting. "Røykenvikbanen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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