Sperillen Line

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Sperillen Line
Overview
Type Railway
System Norwegian railways
Status Abandoned
Termini Heen Station
Sperillen
Stations 5
Operation
Closed 1932
Owner Norwegian State Railways
Operator(s) Norwegian State Railways
Character Passenger and freight
Technical
Line length 23.91 kilometres (15 mi)
No. of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification No
Highest elevation 191.0 m asl
Sperillen Line
23.91 km Sperillen (Finsand)(1926) 155.6 m asl
Kongsstrømmen(1926)
19.47 km Ringmoen(1926) 163.6 m asl
Bråten(1926)
Bergsund(598 m)
Bergsund Tunnel(1926)
Stueberget(43 m)
Hvitmyr(1926)
13.60 km Somma(1926) 191.0 m asl
Somdalen(1926)
Tørhard(1926)
Juterud(1926)
7.52 km Hallingby(1926) 158.6 moh
Grønvold(1927)
Grønvoldsmoen(1926)
Nordre Hen(1926)
Væla(14 m)
Randsfjord Line from Randsfjord
0,00 km Heen(1868) 156.7 m asl
Randsfjord Line to Hønefoss

The Sperillen Line (Norwegian: Sperillbanen) is an abandoned railway between Finstad and Sperillen in Buskerud, Norway. The 24 kilometers (15 mi) long line had five stations, starting at Heen Station on the Randsfjord Line and continuing to the lake Sperillen where it connected with a ferry.

History[edit]

The steam ship Bægna had trafficked between Heen and Sørum since 1868. On 20 July 1921, Parliament voted to build a railway to Sperillen, with a new port Finsand where Bægna continued in traffic until 1929, when it was replaced with a motor ship. But already on 1 June 1933 passenger traffic was terminated, as was the ferry traffic. Freight trains on the line were terminated in 1957.

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