Skalborg station

Skalborg railway station is a railway station serving the district of Skalborg in the southern part of the city of Aalborg, Denmark.[1][2]

Skalborg
railway station
Skalborg-station.jpg
Skalborg station in 2010
General information
LocationStationsmestervej
9200 Aalborg SV[1][2]
Denmark
Coordinates57°0′29″N 9°53′53″E / 57.00806°N 9.89806°E / 57.00806; 9.89806Coordinates: 57°0′29″N 9°53′53″E / 57.00806°N 9.89806°E / 57.00806; 9.89806
Owned byBanedanmark
Operated byDSB[1]
Nordjyske Jernbaner[3]
Line(s)Randers-Aalborg Line
Platforms2
Tracks2
History
Opened1899-1900[4]
2003[5]
Closed1972[4]
Services
Preceding station DSB Following station
Svenstrup Copenhagen-Aalborg Aalborg
Terminus
Preceding station Nordjyske Jernbaner Following station
Svenstrup
towards Skørping
SkørpingAalborg Aalborg
Terminus
Location
Skalborg is located in Denmark
Skalborg
Skalborg
Location within Denmark

The station is located on the Randers–Aalborg railway line from Randers to Aalborg and forms part of the Aalborg Commuter Rail service.[5] The station opened in 1899-1900, closed in 1972, and reopened in 2003.[4][5] The train services are currently operated by the railway companies DSB and Nordjyske Jernbaner.[1][3]

HistoryEdit

The original station opened in 1899-1900.[4] The station was opened to allow for trains travelling in opposite directions on the then single track railway line to pass each other by means of a passing loop.[6] The passing loop was made longer with the opening of the Aars-Nibe-Svendstrup railway line in 1899, which used the tracks of the Randers–Aalborg line between Svenstrup station and Aalborg station from 1902.[6] The Aars-Nibe-Svendstrup railway line was extended to Hvalpsund in 1910. The line northwards to Aalborg was doubled on 17 September 1940 and the line southwards to Svendstrup was doubled on 10 December 1940.[7]

The Aalborg–Hvalpsund railway line was closed in 1969.[4] The station itself closed to passengers in 1972 during a series of station closures in the 1970s.[4] However, the station reopened in 2003 as a part of the new Aalborg Commuter Rail service.[5] In 2017, operation of the commuter rail services to Aalborg and Skørping were transferred from DSB to the local railway company Nordjyske Jernbaner.[8]

OperationsEdit

The train services are operated by the railway companies DSB and Nordjyske Jernbaner. The station offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Aalborg, operated by DSB, and commuter train services to Skørping and Aalborg, operated by Nordjyske Jernbaner.[1][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Skalborg Station" (in Danish). DSB. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Standsningssteder på Skagensbanen" (in Danish). Nordjyske Jernbaner. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Om Nordjyske Jernbaner" (in Danish). Nordjyske Jernbaner. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Jensen (1976), p. 12.
  5. ^ a b c d "Aalborg Nærbane" (in Danish). Nordjyllands Jernbaner. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Stationer Randers – Aalborg". Nordjyllands Jernbaner (in Danish). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  7. ^ Jensen (1976), p. 10.
  8. ^ "Historien bag Nordjyske Jernbaner" (in Danish). Nordjyske Jernbaner. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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