Hell Station platforms.
Photo: Alasdair McLellan
|Elevation||3.2 m (10 ft)|
|Distance||31.4 km (19.5 mi)|
|Operator||Norwegian State Railways|
Hell Station (Norwegian: Hell stasjon) is a railway station located in the village of Hell in the Municipality of Stjørdal in the County of Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. It is located at the intersection of the Nordland Line and the Meråker Line.
Hell Station serves:
- the Nordland Line between the cities Trondheim (station) and Bodø (station).
- the Meråker Line (Mittnabotåget) between the village Hell and Storlien (station) in Sweden.
- the Trøndelag Commuter Rail system
Due to its name, Hell Station has become a tourist attraction.
The station's freight building still bears the old sign saying Hell Gods-Expedition. In Norwegian, Gods-Expedition (archaic) or godsekspedisjon (modern) means freight service or cargo handling. This sign is a popular photo opportunity for foreign tourists, and especially in the summer months, it is not unusual that foreigners, when discovering the sign, evacuate the train in order to get a photo.
Whilst associated with the religious concept Hell by English-speakers, the name Hell derives from Old Norse hellir, which means cave. The Norwegian equivalent to English hell is hel or, more commonly, helvete (compare with Old English hellewīte).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hell stasjon.|
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- "Hell station". Norwegian State Railways. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
- "Hell" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Railway Club. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
- Just, Carl (1949). A/S Norsk Spisevognselskap 1919–1949 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk Spisevognselskap. p. 64. OCLC 40310643.
- "GoNorway - Hell". Retrieved 2007-04-06.
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|Hommelvik||Nordland Line||Trondheim Airport
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|Hommelvik||Trøndelag Commuter Rail||Trondheim Airport|