Oslo Airport Station

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For the military air base, see Gardermoen Air Station.
Oslo Airport
Gardermoen Station
Oslo airport station 2.jpg
Station statistics
Address GardermoenUllensaker
Norway
Coordinates 60°11′38″N 11°06′02″E / 60.19389°N 11.10056°E / 60.19389; 11.10056
Line(s) Gardermoen Line
Connections Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Bus: Ruter 855
Distance 51.85 km (32.22 mi)
Platforms 4
Other information
Opened 27 September 1998
Owned by Norwegian National Rail Administration
Operator Norwegian State Railways
Airport Express Train

Oslo Airport Station (Norwegian: Oslo lufthavn stasjon), also known as Gardermoen Station, is a railway station located in the airport terminal building of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen in Norway. Located on the Gardermoen Line, it is served by the Airport Express Trains, express trains to Trondheim and Oslo, regional trains to Lillehammer and Skien (via Oslo) and commuter trains to Eidsvoll and Kongsberg (via Oslo).

The station is located 48 kilometres (30 mi) from Oslo Central Station. The station is manned, and there is a single bus route, and several coach services, to and from the airport. It opened in 1998, along with the new airport. During 2000–2001, there were several derailments at the station. South of the station is a terminal for unloading freight trains carrying aviation fuel.

Location[edit]

Gardermoen is at kilometer marker 51.85 (32.22 mi) from Oslo S, but the actual distance is only 48.07 km (29.87 mi). This is because the distance markers follow the slightly longer Hoved Line between Oslo and Lillestrøm. The station is built directly below the airport terminal, and access is obtained via escalators or elevators located in the airport's arrival hall. North of the station, the tracks run in a tunnel below the terminal and runway area. The tracks on platform 2 and 3 only have connection southwards; north of the station they are only connected to a short turning track.[1]

Aviation fuel is transported to the airport by train. CargoNet hauls a daily train load of fuel from Sjursøya, with an unloading terminal just south of the passenger station. They are the only freight trains to use the Gardermoen Line.[2]

Services[edit]

Norwegian State Railways (NSB) and the Airport Express Train are the only companies that operate to the station.[3] The outer side platforms (1 and 4) serve NSB trains, while the two inner island platforms (2 and 3) serve the Airport Express Trains.[4]

The station is manned, from 07:00 to 22:00 on weekdays, with reduced opening hours on weekends. The platform (but not necessarily the trains) are wheelchair accessible, and an escort service for disabled persons can be prebooked. Baggage trolleys are available, and a wide selection of services, including cafes, kiosks, banks and police, are available at the airport terminal, as are taxis.[5] A single local bus route, Ruter no. 855, also serves the airport from Kløfta, Jessheim and Maura.[6] There are many coaches from all parts of the country that also serve the airport, as well as coach services to Oslo operated by Flybussekspressen and SAS Ground Services.[7]

Airport Express Train[edit]

Main article: Flytoget
Oslo Airport Station
Gardermoen Line from Eidsvoll Verk
Service road
Platform 4 3 2 1
National Road 35 Lufthavnvegen
Fridtjof Nansens vei
Roald Amundsens vei
Tank terminal
National Road 35
Gardermoen Line to Kløfta

The Flytoget airport express train services operate six times per hour. Three run directly to Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) in nineteen minutes and terminate there; the other three services make an additional stop at Lillestrøm Station, then continue beyond Oslo Central towards Drammen Station, a total of eight stops. Total travel time to Drammen is 60 minutes.[8][9] In 2007, the Airport Express Train had 5.35 million passengers.[10]

Station Distance[11] Time[8]
Lillestrøm 30.90 km 12 min
Oslo Central Station 48.07 km 19 / 22 min
Nationaltheatret 49.50 km 27 min
Skøyen 52.43 km 32 min
Lysaker 55.07 km 34 min
Sandvika 62.24 km 42 min
Asker 71.93 km 48 min
Drammen 100.96 km 60 min

Norwegian State Railways[edit]

The Oslo Commuter Rail operated by NSB, provides one service in each direction each hour—line 450 from Kongsberg Station via Oslo Central to Eidsvoll Station. NSB also provides one regional service in each direction per hour towards Skien Station (via Oslo Central) and Lillehammer Station. On the Dovre Line to Trondheim Central Station, five daily express trains are also offered, including one NSB Night Train. Northbound trains use track 1, while southbound trains use track 4.[3]

History[edit]

Main article: Gardermoen Line

The decision to build the station, railway and airport was taken by the Parliament on 8 October 1992. NSB Gardermobanen, a subsidiary of the Norwegian State Railways, was created to build the line and station, as well as operate the Flytoget airport express train services.[12] Construction of the station was performed in parallel with the construction of the airport, and the station is built in the same style as the rest of the airport, in postmodernist concrete and wood.[13]

The station was taken into use on 27 September 1998, and public services commenced along with the opening of the airport on 8 October 1998.[14] In 2001, as part of a reorganization of NSB Gardermobanen, the ownership of the station was transferred to the Norwegian National Rail Administration.[12]

Incidents[edit]

In 2000–01, the Airport Express Train experienced three derailments with empty trains at Gardermoen; one caused by the engineer falling asleep and two by the train passing a red light.[15][16][17][18] No more such accidents occurred after automatic train control was installed in 2001.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwegian National Rail Administration. "Gardermoen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 January 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Fortsatt togtransportav flydrivstoff". Romerikes Blad (in Norwegian). 2 April 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Oslo Lufthavn. "Train". Retrieved 13 June 2008. 
  4. ^ Norwegian National Rail Administration. "Gardermoen, (Oslo lufthavn/Oslo Airport)". Retrieved 13 June 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ Norges Statsbaner. "OSL Gardermoen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Ruter (2008). "Nannestad - Gardermoen - Gjerdrum - Skedsmo - Oslo, inkludert Servicelinje" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 January 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ Avinor. "Buss til og fra Oslo lufthavn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Flytoget (6 January 2008). "From Oslo Airport". 
  9. ^ "Tvinger frem løsning". Drammens Tidende (in Norwegian). 29 May 2008. 
  10. ^ Flytoget (14 March 2008). "Flytoget passerte 5 millioner passasjerer" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 February 2009. 
  11. ^ Norwegian National Rail Administration. "Stasjonsoversikt Kongsberg - Oslo - Eidsvoll from Oslo Airport" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  12. ^ a b Flytoget AS. "History". Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  13. ^ NSB Gardermobanen (1995). Slik bygger vi Gardermobanen (in Norwegian). 
  14. ^ Norwegian Railway Club (29 April 2007). "Gardermoen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  15. ^ Norwegian Railway Inspectorate. "Ulykkesstatisktikk 2000" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 June 2008. [dead link]
  16. ^ Norwegian News Agency (3 January). "Flytoget sporet av". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 June 2008. 
  17. ^ "Sovnet - kræsjet flytoget". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 20 June 2000. Retrieved 30 June 2008. 
  18. ^ Verdens Gang (14 June 2000). "Flytoget kjørte mot stoppsignal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 June 2008. 
  19. ^ Norwegian Railway Inspectorate (2002). "Ulykkesstatisktikk 2001" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 June 2008. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Line Following station
Lillestrøm Gardermoen Line Eidsvoll Verk
Preceding station Express trains Following station
Lillestrøm   Oslo STrondheim S   Hamar
Preceding station Regional trains Following station
Lillestrøm R10 SkienOslo SLillehammer   Eidsvoll
Oslo S F1 Airport Express Train  
Lillestrøm F2 Airport Express Train  
Preceding station Local trains Following station
Lillestrøm L12 KongsbergOslo SEidsvoll   Eidsvoll Verk