Front facade of Skagen station
|Address||Sankt Laurentii Vej
|Owned by||Nordjyske Jernbaner|
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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