List of Bergen Light Rail stations

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The Bergen Light Rail is a light rail system serving Bergen, Norway. Scheduled to open on 22 June 2010, the first state consist of 15 stations along a 9.8-kilometre (6.1 mi) line. Stage two opened 21 June 2013 and expanded the system with another five stations over 3.6 kilometres to Lagunen. Stage three is scheduled to open in 2016.[1]

The stations and the visual profile of the system as a whole are designed by the Bergen-based design groups Cubus and Fuggi Baggi Design, and Copenhagen-based Kontrapunkt. The stations of the first two stages will be situated on street level, and will have facilities for buying tickets and dynamic displays that show when the next tram will arrive. The platforms will have step-free access to the trams, accessible by wheelchairs and perambulators.[2][3] While the trams will initially be 32 m long and have five articulated sections, the stations are dimensioned for 44 m long trains with seven articulated sections should higher capacity be necessary.[4]

The municipality government of Bergen has permitted denser development around the stations, where it wants most new housing in Bergen to be built. Development projects for Slettebakken, Wergeland, Paradis and Lagunen have been announced by private developers. Many of the stations are located in primarily residential areas, and the projects have met a lot of resistance from residents who fear that the character of their neighbourhoods will be radically altered.[5][6][7][8]

Stations[edit]

The following is a list of stations that have been opened, are under construction or where the plans have been finalized.[9][10][11]

Terminal stations
* Transfer to mainline railway
Map of the stations of the first stage
Station Stage Opened Borough
Byparken 1 22 June 2010 Bergenhus
Nonneseteren* 1 22 June 2010 Bergenhus
Bystasjonen 1 22 June 2010 Bergenhus
Nygård 1 22 June 2010 Bergenhus
Florida 1 22 June 2010 Bergenhus
Danmarksplass 1 22 June 2010 Årstad
Kronstad 1 22 June 2010 Årstad
Brann stadion 1 22 June 2010 Årstad
Wergeland 1 22 June 2010 Årstad
Sletten 1 22 June 2010 Årstad
Slettebakken 1 22 June 2010 Årstad
Fantoft 1 22 June 2010 Årstad
Paradis 1 22 June 2010 Fana
Hop 1 22 June 2010 Fana
Nesttun 1 22 June 2010 Fana
Nesttun Sentrum 2 21 June 2013 Fana
Skjoldskiftet 2 21 June 2013 Fana
Mårdalen 2 21 June 2013 Fana
Skjold 2 21 June 2013 Fana
Lagunen 2 21 June 2013 Fana
Råstølen 3 15 August 2016 Ytrebygda
Sandslivegen 3 15 August 2016 Ytrebygda
Sandslimarka 3 15 August 2016 Ytrebygda
Kokstad 3 15 August 2016 Ytrebygda
Birkelandsskiftet 3 15 August 2016 Ytrebygda
Kokstadflaten 3 24 April 2017 Ytrebygda
Bergen lufthavn Flesland 3 24 April 2017 Ytrebygda

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Designprosjektet Bybanen" (in Norwegian). Bybanen i Bergen. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "arkitektgruppen CUBUS as - bybanen i bergen" (in Norwegian). Arkitektgruppen CUBUS. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Schmincke, Jimmy (2007). "Nye sporvogner til Bergen". På Sporet. 132: 4–10. 
  5. ^ Røyrane, Eva (9 January 2008). "Det skjer langs Bybanen". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Langeland Haugen, Erlend (12 February 2009). "- Som perler på en snor". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  7. ^ Mæland, Pål Andreas (1 March 2007). "Spekulerer langs Bybanen". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  8. ^ Mæland, Pål Andreas (6 January 2009). "Ut mot ny veiløsning på Paradis". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  9. ^ Waage, Thor Erik (December 5, 2008). "- Må undersøke navnebruken". Bergens Tidende/Fanaposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "Bybanen i Bergen" (in Norwegian). Bybanen i Bergen. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  11. ^ Tønder, Finn Bjørn (16 May 2012). "Her er de nye navnene". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.