Huesca railway station

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Huesca
Estación de Huesca (02).JPG
LocationC/ José Gil Cávez, 10, 22005 Huesca
Spain
Coordinates42°08′01″N 0°24′35″W / 42.133584°N 0.40968°W / 42.133584; -0.40968Coordinates: 42°08′01″N 0°24′35″W / 42.133584°N 0.40968°W / 42.133584; -0.40968
Elevation458 m (1,503 ft)
Owned byAdif
Operated byRenfe
Line(s)
Platforms2
Tracks6
History
Opened2001
Traffic
Passengers130,000 (2010)
Services
Preceding station   Renfe Operadora   Following station
AVETerminus
Media Distancia
49
Terminus
Media Distancia
56
toward Jaca
toward Canfranc
Location
Huesca is located in Spain
Huesca
Huesca
Location within Spain

Huesca railway station serves the city of Huesca in the province of the same name, Aragon, Spain. The station is a terminus with four platforms faces and six tracks. It was opened in 2001, replacing an earlier station that had opened in 1864 along with the Zaragoza to Huesca railway. The old station was demolished not long after the opening of the new one.

In 2010, the station was used by around 130,000 passengers.

Location[edit]

The station is located at kilometre point 88.536 on the line from Zaragoza to France via Canfranc, at 458 metres above sea level.

Infrastructure[edit]

Until 2006, the station was the only one in Spain in which trains heading towards Canfranc and the Pyrenees had to enter the station before then reversing out again to take the junction to Canfranc, around 500 metres outside the station. In 2007, Adif finished the Huesca rail bypass. Since then, regional trains from Zaragoza to Jaca and Canfranc reverse in the station.

The station has four platform faces and six tracks:[1]

Although the line from Huesca to Tardienta has standard gauge tracks and is electrified at 25 kV, it is not a high speed line, and trains travel along this section at conventional speeds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estación de Huesca". Adif (in Spanish).