Narvik Station

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Narvik
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Station statistics
Address Narvik
Norway
Coordinates 68°26′30″N 17°26′30″E / 68.44167°N 17.44167°E / 68.44167; 17.44167Coordinates: 68°26′30″N 17°26′30″E / 68.44167°N 17.44167°E / 68.44167; 17.44167
Elevation 46.6 m
Line(s) Ofoten Line
Connections Bus: to Bodø, Tromsø, Lofoten
Distance 3.70 km
Platforms 2
Other information
Opened 1902
Owned by Norwegian National Rail Administration
Operator SJ

Narvik is a railway station located in Narvik in Nordland, Norway on the Ofoten Line. The station is located 3.70 km from the line terminus at Narvik Port and is served by three daily passenger trains from, respectively, Kiruna, Luleå and Stockholm in Sweden. These passenger services are currently operated by Veolia Transportation. The station is located at 46.6 meters above sea level and is 1579.9 km from Stockholm. It was opened in 1902 along with Ofotbanen and the Iron Ore Line.

The station at Narvik represents the northern terminus for one of Europe's most celebrated night trains. The Norrlandståget leaves Stockholm around six every afternoon, reaches Lappmarken by early the following morning, and then traverses the mountains that delimit the modern frontier between Sweden and Norway to reach the Ofotfjord, on the south shore of which lies the port of Narvik, where it arrives around noon. It is a journey which has been praised as "surely one of the most engaging adventures by train in all Europe".[1]

A steam locomotive hauling an ore train at Narvik in 1906

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Night Train to Narvik". Hidden Europe Magazine. 15 (July 2007): 22–27. 


Preceding station Line Following station
Narvik Port Ofoten Line Straumsnes
Preceding station Regional trains Following station
terminus   Ofoten Line   Straumsnes