Askim Næringspark Station

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Askim Næringspark
Location Askim, Askim
Norway
Coordinates 59°34′32.754″N 11°11′42.554″E / 59.57576500°N 11.19515389°E / 59.57576500; 11.19515389Coordinates: 59°34′32.754″N 11°11′42.554″E / 59.57576500°N 11.19515389°E / 59.57576500; 11.19515389
Operated by Norwegian State Railways
Line(s) Eastern Østfold Line
Distance 31.02 km (19.27 mi)
Platforms 1 side platform
Connections Bus
History
Opened 29 May 1994 (1994-05-29)
Closed 9 December 2012 (2012-12-09)
Location
Askim Næringspark is located in Østfold
Askim Næringspark
Askim Næringspark
Location within Østfold
Askim Næringspark is located in Norway
Askim Næringspark
Askim Næringspark
Askim Næringspark (Norway)

Askim Næringspark Station (Norwegian: Askim Næringspark holdeplass), until 2008 named Næringsparken, was a railway station situated in the eastern outskirts of Askim, Norway. Situated 31.02 kilometers (19.27 mi), it consisted of a single side platform and served an hourly train of the Norwegian State Railways's Oslo Commuter Rail. The station opened on 29 May 1994. It was closed on 9 December 2012 due to low usage, with only 44 average daily boarding and disembarking passengers.

History[edit]

The area served by Næringsparken originally had two stations, Hoen Station situated 260 meters (850 ft) further east and Sulerud Station, 1.55 kilometers (0.96 mi) east, both established in 1928. The former was closed on 1 February 1947. Sulerud wasclosed on 29 May 1994, the same day as Næringsparken opened.[1] It changed its name from Næringsparken to Askim Næringspark in 2008. The station was served by an hourly service of the Oslo Commuter Rail along the Eastern Østfold Line.

With the platform too short for new NSB Class 72 trains, the Norwegian National Rail Administration was required to lengthen the platform or close the station by 2012. They estimated the costs at 13 million Norwegian kroner. Næringsparken had limited patronage, with only 44 average daily boarding and disembarking passengers in 2008. This compared for instance with 1,400 at Askim Station.[2] The station was therefore closed down, along with Drømtorp, Langli, Langnes on the Eastern Line, on 9 December 2012.[3] In addition to saving the investment costs, cutting four stations allowed faster travel time from the remaining stations.[4] To a certain degree many of the people previously using Askim Næringspark as a park and ride station started using Slitu Station instead.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Askim Næringspark Station was situated on the Eastern Østfold Line, 31.02 kilometers (19.27 mi) from Oslo S.[1] The station had a simple asphalt side platform which was 61 metres (200 ft) long with a platform height of 70 centimetres (28 in) and a waiting shed.[6]

The station was situated in the eastern outskirts of Askim, 1.9 kilometers (1.2 mi) from Askim Station. The surroundng area was mostly an industrial zone. With a radius of 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) there were 1,600 residents and 900 work places. The industrial site Østfold Næringspark is situated 200 meters (660 ft) from the station. The station had about 44 daily passengers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjerke & Holom: 50
  2. ^ a b "Stasjonstrukturprosjektet Østfolbanen – Østre linje" (PDF). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 1 March 2012. p. 16. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Togrutekart for Østlandet" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Nilsen, Trond Eivind (9 May 2012). "Rammer svært få". Smaalenenes Avis (in Norwegian). p. 6. 
  5. ^ Holøs, Lise-Kari (13 May 2014). "–Her er det allerede fullt av biler". Smaalenenes Avis (in Norwegian). pp. 10–11. 
  6. ^ "Network Statement 2014 Annex 3.6.1.1 Station Overview". Norwegian National Rail Administration. 2014. p. 26. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

Preceding station Line Following station
Askim Eastern Østfold Line Slitu