Kolari railway station

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Kolari
VR Group station
Kolari VR station.JPG
LocationAsematie, 95900 Kolari
Coordinates67°20′56″N 023°50′09″E / 67.34889°N 23.83583°E / 67.34889; 23.83583Coordinates: 67°20′56″N 023°50′09″E / 67.34889°N 23.83583°E / 67.34889; 23.83583
Owned byFinnish Transport Agency
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeground station
History
Opened1985
Traffic
Passengers80000
Services
Preceding station   Finnish Railways   Following station
toward Kemi
Kemi–KolariTerminus
VR Class Dv12 locomotives at Kolari

Kolari railway station is located in the municipality of Kolari in the Lapland Province of Finland. It is the northernmost railway station in Finland, located 1,067.2 kilometres (663.1 mi) north of Helsinki Central railway station (via Oulu, Seinäjoki and Haapamäki stations).

Kolari station is the terminus of the track from Tornio to Kolari, and serves both passenger and cargo traffic. Passenger traffic is at its highest during the skiing season and, as well as Kolari, the station also serves Levi, Ylläs, Äkäslompolo, Pallas and Muonio, all of which can be reached by bus from the station. For part of the year, the station is also served by car transporter trains from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. During the most active season, trains to Kolari include a VR Group club car, offering a nightclub during the trip.

A new station building was constructed at Kolari in 2000, in the style of a Lappish hut. Most trains (both freight and passenger) at Kolari are hauled by VR Class Dr16 diesel locomotives, with smaller Dv12 locomotives also seeing use.

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