Skagen station

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Skagen station
Terminal station
Skagen station.II.JPG
Front facade of Skagen station
Station statistics
Address Sankt Laurentii Vej
9990 Skagen
Denmark
Coordinates 57°43′27″N 10°35′31″E / 57.72417°N 10.59194°E / 57.72417; 10.59194Coordinates: 57°43′27″N 10°35′31″E / 57.72417°N 10.59194°E / 57.72417; 10.59194
Line(s) Skagensbanen
Platforms 2
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 1890
Architect Ulrik Plesner
Rebuilt 1919
Owned by Nordjyske Jernbaner
Operator Nordjyske Jernbaner
Services
Preceding station   Nordjyske Jernbaner   Following station
Terminus Skagensbanen
Local train
Location
Skagen station is located in Denmark
Skagen station
Location within Denmark

Skagen station is the main railway station serving the town of Skagen, Denmark. The station is the northern terminus of the Skagensbanen railway line from Frederikshavn to Skagen and is the most northerly railway station in Denmark. The station opened in 1890 and the current station building was built in 1919. The train services are currently operated by Nordjyske Jernbaner which run frequent local train services between Skagen and Frederikshavn with onward connections by DSB to the rest of Denmark.

History[edit]

Skagen station in 1997.

The station opened in 1890 to serve as terminus of the new narrow gauge railway line from Frederikshavn to Skagen. In 1924, the railway line was converted to standard gauge to avoid the need to transfer cargoes of fish in Frederikshavn. As a consequence of the conversion, the layout of Skagen station was extensively changed.

For a period, the Skagen tourist information centre was located in the station building, but in 2006 it moved to its current location by the Skagen Harbour.

Architecture[edit]

Platform facade of Skagen Station

The original station building from 1890 was designed by architect Thomas Arboe. The current station building was built in 1919 and is the work of architect Ulrik Plesner. It is in the style of the town's typical yellow-plastered houses with red tiled roofs with white trimmings which were built in Skagen from 1890 to 1930 and designed by Plesner. He was also the architect behind many other buildings in the town, including Brøndums Hotel and Skagen Museum.

Operations[edit]

Train services[edit]

The train services are currently operated by Nordjyske Jernbaner which run frequent local train services from Skagen station to Frederikshavn station with onward connections by DSB to the rest of Denmark.

In a period during the 1990s there were direct InterCity connections between Copenhagen and Skagen, operated by DSB.

Bus services[edit]

In 2005, the bus conncections between Skagen og Frederikshavn were replaced by more frequent train connections. Since, there have only been bus connections from the station during the summer season, where Nordjyllands Trafikselskab's summer bus service connects Skagen with Blokhus.

Skagen station

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