Stabekk Station

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Stabekk
Stabekk stasjon.JPG
An NSB Class 70 train passing through Stabekk Station
Station statistics
Address Gamle Drammensvei 36
StabekkBærum
Norway
Coordinates 59°54′29″N 10°36′25″E / 59.90806°N 10.60694°E / 59.90806; 10.60694Coordinates: 59°54′29″N 10°36′25″E / 59.90806°N 10.60694°E / 59.90806; 10.60694
Elevation 20.5 m (67 ft)
Line(s) Drammen Line
Connections Bus: Ruter
Distance 8.99 km (5.59 mi)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Parking 120 places
Other information
Opened 29 May 1884 (29 May 1884)
Architect Paul Due
Rebuilt 1904
14 December 2014
Electrified 30 August 1922
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Norwegian National Rail Administration
Operator Norwegian State Railways
Fare zone 1
Reisekort Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2008) 600 (daily)
Location
Stabekk Station is located in Akershus
Stabekk Station
Location within Akershus

Stabekk Station (Norwegian: Stabekk stasjon) is a railway station of the Drammen Line situated at Stabekk in Bærum, Norway. Located 8.99 kilometers (5.59 mi) from Oslo Central Station, it is served by line L1 of the Oslo Commuter Rail. It is located in a primarily residential area and has four regular hourly services operated by the Norwegian State Railways. The station features an island platform accessible from the station building on the south side.

The station opened on 29 May 1884, twelve years after the line was completed. The station building, designed by Paul Due, was completed in 1904. It received major upgrade from 1917 to 1922, when an all-new station building and the railway was doubled, electrified and gauge converted to standard gauge. This gave a thirty-minuted headway to Oslo and Sandvika. Stabekk was manned until 1982.

History[edit]

The Drammen Line past the site of Blommenholm Station opened as a narrow gauge railway on 7 October 1872.[1] During the planning of the line the municipal council in Bærum was consulted regarding where they wanted to have stations. They elected Sandvika and Lysaker. At the time there was a limited population at Stabekk, but not more than that a unanimous municipal council stated that it was within walking distance of Lysaker Station.[2]

Private dwellings grew up in the Stabekk area starting in the 1860s and by the 1880s it had grown sufficiently substantial that it could support a train station.[3] By then Høvik Station had opened between Stabekk and Sandvika.[4] The first station at Stabekk was austere with only a simple station building and platform.[2] It was taken into use on 29 May 1884.[4] In 1901 there were 87,655 passengers and in 1911 there were 130,462 passengers traveling to and from Stabekk Station, excluding all commuters with a month pass.[5]

The station during the 1930s

A new station building was erected and completed in 1904,[6] costing 41,000 Norwegian krone (NOK).[5] About twenty people work at the station during the 1910s.[7] The line from Sandvika to Oslo was substantially upgraded between 1917 and 1922. From 27 February 1917 a passing loop was built at Høvik and standard gauge traffic was carried out on the northern track. A southern track was then built, which was used by narrow gauge trains. However, both were dual gauge. All–standard gauge operations commenced on 9 February 1920, although the dual gauge was not removed until 1922. Electric traction started operation on 30 August 1922.[8] An interlocking system was installed on 6 October 1924.[4] Stabekk Station was manned until 1 December 1982. The line past the station received centralized traffic control and automatic train stop on 3 December 1992.[1]

The opening of the Bærum Tunnel, the second phase of the Asker Line, 26 August 2011, meant that express and regional trains bypassed Stabekk Station all together and run directly from Lysaker to Sandvika. Subsequently the segment of the Drammen Line between Lysaker and Sandvika was upgrades. To carry out efficient construction work, the segment of track was closed and all trains diverted via the Bærum Tunnel from 7 April 2013 to 13 December 2014.[9]

The work on Stabekk Station was awarded to Implenia and cost NOK 59.5 million. The upgrades include building a new and higher platform, demolishing the old and constructing a new underpass and construction of elevators in connection to the underpass.[10] The upgrades freed up track capacity allowing the number of trains to increase from two to four per direction per hour.[11]

Facilities[edit]

Høvik Station is situated on the Drammen Line, 8.99 kilometers (5.59 mi) from Oslo Central Station at an elevation of 20.5 meters (67 ft).[4] The station features three tracks. Access to the trains takes place via an island platform, which has access to two of the tracks. The third track runs closest to the station building. Access to the island platform takes place through an underpass which is equipped with stairs and an elevator. The platforms are 220 meters (720 ft) long and 76 centimeters (30 in) tall, providing universally accessibility. The platform has under-soil heating.[10]

The station building

The station building, situated on the north side of the tracks, was designed by Paul Due. The brick structure features a mix of Romance and Gothic styles in the gable and windows in Art Nouveau. The station building is no longer used in conjunction with rail operations and instead used as a dormitory. It is listed as a heritage site.[6] Next to the station building there is parking for 120 cars.[12]

Service[edit]

The Norwegian State Railways serves Høvik with line L1 of the Oslo Commuter Rail. L1 calls at all stations, running from Spikkestad Station along the Spikkestad Line to Asker Station and past Stabekk to Oslo Central Station. It then continues along the Trunk Line to Lillestrøm Station. Stabekk has four trains per direction per hour.[13] The station had about 600 passengers per day in 2008.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjerke & Holom: 189
  2. ^ a b Sars & Nordheim: 38
  3. ^ Sars & Nordheim: 41
  4. ^ a b c d Bjerke & Holom: 192
  5. ^ a b Sars & Nordheim: 42
  6. ^ a b Hartmann: 126
  7. ^ Sars & Nordheim: 46
  8. ^ Bjerke & Holom: 196
  9. ^ Nordli, Olav (28 February 2013). "Dette er Høvik stasjon" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Oppgraderer Stabekk stasjon" (in Norwegian). Byggfakta. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Svenningssen, Jens (27 April 2014). "Stasjon i ny drakt". Budstikka (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Stabekk" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Togrutekart for Østlandet" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 3 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Stasjonsstrukturprosjektet: Asker- og Drammenbanen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 1 March 2012. p. 6–8. 

Bibliography[edit]

Preceding station Line Following station
Høvik
Strand
Drammen Line Lysaker
Myra
Preceding station Local trains Following station
Høvik L1 SpikkestadOslo SLillestrøm   Lysaker