Bergen Station

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Bergen
Bergen Railway Station facade.JPG
Front facade of Bergen station
Station statistics
Address Bergen
Norway
Coordinates 60°23′25″N 5°19′59″E / 60.39028°N 5.33306°E / 60.39028; 5.33306Coordinates: 60°23′25″N 5°19′59″E / 60.39028°N 5.33306°E / 60.39028; 5.33306
Line(s) Bergen Line
Connections
  • Bus
Platforms 4
Other information
Opened 1913
Architect Jens Zetlitz Monrad Kielland
Operator Norwegian State Railways
Location
Bergen Station is located in Norway
Bergen Station
Location within Norway

Bergen Station (Norwegian: Bergen stasjon) is the main railway station in the city of Bergen, Norway. It is a terminal station on the Bergen Line, and serves trains from Oslo as well as the Bergen Commuter Rail from Arna, Voss and Myrdal. It is located on the east side of the city centre and has four platforms. The station was opened in 1913, four years after the Bergen Line itself opened; it replaced a former main station[specify] that was located further west.

Architecture[edit]

The station building is one of the grandest in Norway. The architect, Jens Zetlitz Monrad Kielland, designed it in the National Romantic style. He also designed Gamlehaugen, and the stone buildings at Bryggen. The building has been protected against non-trivial modifications since 2003.[1]

History[edit]

The interior of the station just after the opening in 1913
The interior of the station 2009

Having been established in 1921, Norsk Spisevognselskap attempted to find a suitable location for a restaurant in Bergen. There was at the time a small restaurant in the station building, but there was not sufficient space for storage of food. Because of high real estate prices in the area, Norsk Spisevognselskap instead established a kiosk at the station on 1 May 1922.

The same year, 1922, the company contemplated to establish a hotel near the railway station. The plan materialised in the construction of Hotel Terminus, which was owned in part by NSB, in part by Spisevognselskapet and in part by other parties.

On 2 April 1937, Spisevognselskapet established a restaurant in the station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Order to protect Bergen Railway Station (Norwegian)
  2. ^ Just, Carl (1949). A/S Norsk Spisevognselskap 1919–1949 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk Spisevognselskap. pp. 58–60. OCLC 40310643. 

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Preceding station Line Following station
terminus Bergen Line Arna
Preceding station Express trains Following station
terminus   BergenOslo S   Arna
Preceding station Local trains Following station
terminus   Bergen Commuter Rail   Arna