Kristiansand Station

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Kristiansand Station
Kristiansand stasjon.jpg
Station statistics
Address Kristiansand, Kristiansand
Norway
Coordinates 58°08′44″N 7°59′16″E / 58.14556°N 7.98778°E / 58.14556; 7.98778Coordinates: 58°08′44″N 7°59′16″E / 58.14556°N 7.98778°E / 58.14556; 7.98778
Elevation 5.5 m (18 ft) AMSL
Line(s) Sørlandet Line
Connections Bus: Nettbuss Sør
Distance 365.29 km (226.98 mi)
Other information
Opened 1895
Architect Paul Due
Owned by Jernbaneverket
Operator Norwegian State Railways

Kristiansand Station (Norwegian: Kristiansand stasjon) (IATA: XKR) is a railway station located in downtown Kristiansand in Vest-Agder, Norway on the Sørlandet Line. The station is served by regional trains to Oslo and Stavanger.[1] Kristiansand Station is a cul-de-sac station, requiring all trains to change direction at the station.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1895 as part of the now abandoned Setesdal Line from Kristiansand to Byglandsfjord. The station was the only station on the line to be built with bricks, due to local regulations after the city fire in 1892. Like all other stations on the line, the station was designed by Paul Due.

In 1937, Norsk Spisevognselskap agreed to take over operations of the restaurant when the Sørland Line was competed to Kristiansand. Operations started on 16 June 1938, a week before the line opened. On 9 December 1940, the company decided to invest NOK 100,000 in a new restaurant building at the station. It was taken into use on 28 November 1942.[3]

NSB Class 73 and El 14 at Kristiansand Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Information, Kristiansand Station by Norges Statsbaner (English)
  2. ^ Information site, Kristiansand Station by Jernbaneverket (English)
  3. ^ Just, Carl (1949). A/S Norsk Spisevognselskap 1919–1949 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk Spisevognselskap. pp. 65–66. OCLC 40310643. 
Preceding station Line Following station
Nodeland Sørlandet Line Vennesla
Preceding station Express trains Following station
  KristiansandOslo S   Vennesla
Preceding station Regional trains Following station
Nodeland   StavangerKristiansand