Oulu railway station

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Oulu
Uleåborg
VR Group
Oulu railway station street.jpg
Station statistics
Address Rautatienkatu 11A, 90100 Oulu
Coordinates 65°00′41″N 025°29′02″E / 65.01139°N 25.48389°E / 65.01139; 25.48389Coordinates: 65°00′41″N 025°29′02″E / 65.01139°N 25.48389°E / 65.01139; 25.48389
Structure type ground station
Platforms 3
Tracks 7
Other information
Opened 1886
Owned by Finnish Transport Agency
Traffic
Passengers () 863 600 (2010) [1]
Services
Preceding station   Finnish Railways   Following station
toward Tampere
Tampere-Oulu Terminus
toward Kouvola
Kouvola-Oulu
toward Joensuu
Joensuu-Oulu
Terminus Oulu-Rovaniemi
toward Rovaniemi

The Oulu Railway Station is located in the centre of Oulu, Finland, in the city district of Vaara. All trains are operated by VR. Nearby is the bus station for long-distance buses.

The railway station was built in 1886 when the Ostrobothnia railway line reached Oulu.

The railway from the south to Oulu was electrified in 1983, using overhead electric wires at 25 kV. The electrification northwards from Oulu to Rovaniemi was not completed until 2004. In 2006 the railway from Oulu to Iisalmi was also electrified. The fastest trains from Oulu to Helsinki are operated by VR's Pendolino trains.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henkilöliikennepaikkojen kehittämisohjelma". Liikennevirasto. 2010. ISBN 978-952-255-511-3. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 

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