Vakås Station

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Vakås
Vakås holdeplass.JPG
Station statistics
Address Vakåsveien
VakåsAsker
Norway
Coordinates 59°50′59″N 10°28′3″E / 59.84972°N 10.46750°E / 59.84972; 10.46750Coordinates: 59°50′59″N 10°28′3″E / 59.84972°N 10.46750°E / 59.84972; 10.46750
Line(s) Drammen Line
Distance 21.23 km (13.19 mi) from Oslo S
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 34 places
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1 July 1957 (1 July 1957)
Owned by Norwegian National Rail Administration
Operator Norwegian State Railways
Fare zone 2V
Reisekort Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 155,000 (annually)
Location
Vakås Station is located in Akershus
Vakås Station
Location within Akershus

Vakås Station (Norwegian: Vakås holdeplass) is a railway station on the Drammen Line located at Vakås in Asker, Norway. Situated 21.23 kilometers (13.19 mi) from Oslo Central Station, it consists of an island platform and serves the L1 line of the Oslo Commuter Rail operated by the Norwegian State Railways. The station served 155,000 passengers in 2012. The station was opened on 1 July 1957 as part of the doubling of the Drammen Line.

History[edit]

The Drammen Line past Vakås opened on 7 October 1872.[1] In 1916, during the process of electrifying the line, the route was rearranged from Vakås past Hvalstad, with the new route located slightly east of the old route. This was to give a good curvature to avoid the wooden viaduct at Hvalstad. From 1953 to 1958 the section of the line between Sandvika Station and Asker Station was converted to double track.[2] Proposals for a station at Vaksås were launched as part of this work,[3] although it was not approved by Parliament until 1954.[4] As part of doubling work, Vakås Station was opened on 1 July 1957.[5]

The line past the station received automatic train stop and centralized traffic control on 12 and 14 December 1993, respectively.[1] The station received axle counters instead of track circuits in 2012.[6]

Facilities[edit]

Vakås Station is situated on the Drammen Line, 21.23 kilometers (13.19 mi) from Oslo Central Station.[5] The line past the station featured double track and is equipped with a 220-meter (720 ft) long and 60-centimeter (24 in) tall island platform with two tracks and a shed.[7] The station has parking for 34 cars on the north side of the tracks and a bicycle stand.[8] There were as of 2008 2,200 people living within 1.0 kilometer (0.62 mi) of the station and 600 jobs.[9]

Service[edit]

The Norwegian State Railways serves Vakås 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 Vaksås to Oslo Central Station. It then continues along the Trunk Line to Lillestrøm Station. Slependen has two trains per direction per hour,[10] which is scheduled to increase to four in late 2014. The station had about 500 daily passengers in 2008,[9] and 155,000 annual passengers om 2012.[6] Travel time to Oslo Central Station is 28 minutes.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjerke & Holom: 189
  2. ^ Bjerke & Holom: 196
  3. ^ "Meter for meter bygges". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 31 July 1950. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Utvidelser ved Sandvika stasjon". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 8 April 1954. p. 10. 
  5. ^ a b Bjerke & Holom: 194
  6. ^ a b Svenningsen, Jens (8 October 2013). "Ti år med togsatsing". Budstikka (in Norwegian). p. 4–5. 
  7. ^ "Network Statement 2014 Annex 3.6.1.1 Station Overview". Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2014. p. 3. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Vakås" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Stasjonsstrukturprosjektet: Asker- og Drammenbanen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 1 March 2012. p. 6–8. 
  10. ^ "Togrutekart for Østlandet" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "L1 Spikkestad–Asker–Oslo S–Lillestrøm". Norwegian State Railways. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

Preceding station Line Following station
Høn Drammen Line Hvalstad
Preceding station Local trains Following station
Høn L1 SpikkestadOslo SLillestrøm   Hvalstad