Kvineshei Tunnel

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Kvineshei Tunnel
Overview
Line Sørlandsbanen
Location Aust-Agder
System Norwegian railways
Start Snartemo Station
End Kvinesdal
Operation
Opened 1943
Owner Jernbaneverket
Technical
Line length 9,065 m (29,741 ft)
No. of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrified 15 kV 16⅔ Hz AC

Kvineshei Tunnel (Norwegian: Kvinesheitunnelen) is the fourth longest railway tunnel in Norway and located between Snartemo Station and Kvinesdal on Sørlandsbanen. It was opened in 1943 when Sørlandsbanen was extended to Moi. The 9,065 meter long tunnel includes a 9,020 meters straight stretch, the longest on the Norwegian railway network, 5 meters longer than the one in Romeriksporten.

Coordinates: 58°20′08″N 7°08′33″E / 58.33556°N 7.14250°E / 58.33556; 7.14250