Karis railway station

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Karis
Karjaa
VR station
Karjaan rautatieasema.jpg
LocationAlingsåsgatan 37, 10300 Karis
Owned byFinnish Transport Agency
Line(s)Long-distance, Karis-Hanko regional trains
Platforms3
Construction
Structure typeground station
Disabled access2

Karis (Swedish) or Karjaa (Finnish) is a railway station in the town of Raseborg (Raasepori) in the Uusimaa region, Finland. The station is located along the track between Helsinki and Turku, about 87 km west from Helsinki Central railway station and serves as a connection point between three different tracks: the main track between Helsinki and Turku, a branch track to the city of Hanko, and a former privately owned track between Karis and Hyvinkää, currently largely disused.

Nearly all long-distance trains between Helsinki and Turku stop at the Karis railway station. The station is also the northern terminus of Karis-Hanko regional trains (railbuses) and used to be the westernmost terminus of Helsinki commuter rail (Y-line) in 2002–2016, although the station remains to be served by one Y-line commuter train service to Helsinki in the morning, departure time at 5.43. The station also serves cargo traffic.

There are also three bus departures from the Karis railway station to Kirkkonummi, via Ingå on weekdays (Mon-Fri).

History[edit]

The Karis railway station was founded to serve a privately owned track between Hanko and Hyvinkää, and taken into use in 1873. After a few years, the privately owned track had only made a loss, and the station was transferred over to the Finnish state.

The station became a crossing point in 1899, when the track between Karis and Turku was opened. The track between Karis and Pasila was opened in 1903.

Departure tracks[edit]

There are four platform tracks at the Karis railway station used by the passenger trains.

  • Track 1 is the departure track for Karis-Hanko regional trains.
  • Track 2 is the departure track for eastbound long-distance services, towards Helsinki.
  • Track 3 is the departure track for westbound long-distance services, towards Turku.
  • Track 4 is the departure track for Y-line commuter train to Helsinki, departure time 5:43. Otherwise this track is unused by passenger trains.

See also[edit]

Preceding station   Finnish Railways   Following station
Helsinki-Turku
TerminusKaris-Hanko
toward Hanko

Coordinates: 60°04′07″N 23°39′41″E / 60.06861°N 23.66139°E / 60.06861; 23.66139