Bjørnfjell Station

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Bjørnfjell
Bjørnfjell Station 1930.jpg
Old Bjørnfjell Station (in 1930)
Location Nordland county, Norway, Narvik
Norway
Coordinates 68°25′56″N 18°04′16″E / 68.4323°N 18.0712°E / 68.4323; 18.0712Coordinates: 68°25′56″N 18°04′16″E / 68.4323°N 18.0712°E / 68.4323; 18.0712
Elevation 513.9 m (1,686 ft)
Owned by Jernbaneverket
Operated by SJ; Malmtrafik
Line(s) Ofoten Line
Distance 40.42 kilometres (25.12 mi)
History
Opened 1925 (1925)

Bjørnfjell Station (Norwegian: Bjørnfjell stasjon) is a railway station in the village of Bjørnfjell in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway. It is located along the Ofotbanen railway line, between Søsterbekk Station and Riksgränsen Station (which is in Sweden). It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Narvik Station and 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from the Swedish border.[1][2]

The Swedish Iron Ore Line was extended to the town of Narvik in 1902. Increased traffic made a new station between Katterat Station (then Hundalen Station) and the Swedish border desirable, and the Old Bjørnfjell Station was opened in the fall of 1913. The present Bjørnfjell Station, located further east, was opened in 1925. The old station continued to exist as a stop until 1956.[3] The elevation of the current station is 513.9 metres (1,686 ft).[4]

Bjørnfjell, which means "Bear Mountain" in Norwegian, is also the name of the mountain (peak elevation 760 meters) near which the station is located. The European route E10 highway passes through the Bjørnfjell area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bjørnfjell stasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Jernbaneklubb. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Bjørnfjell Station". Norges Statsbaner. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  3. ^ Rolf Sten (October 6, 2003). "Ofotbanen, Narvik - Riksgränsen". historiskt.nu (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bjørnfjell" (in Norwegian). Jernbaneverket. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
Preceding station Line Following station
Søsterbekk Ofotbanen Riksgränsen