Såner Station

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Såner Station in the 1910s
Location SånerVestby
Owned by Norwegian State Railways
Line(s) Østfold Line
Distance 47.92 km (29.78 mi) from Oslo Central
Platforms 2
Architect Peter Andreas Blix
Opened 2 January 1879[1]
Closed 21 September 1996

Såner Station (Norwegian: Såner stasjon) was a railway station on the Østfold Line in Norway. It was located between Hølen and Sonsveien Station in the Såner village in the Municipality of Vestby. Designed by Peter A. Blix in Swiss chalet style, it was opened on 2 January 1879. The station was closed on 21 September 1996, when the section between Rustad and Kambo Station was upgraded to double tracks.[1]


The western branch of the Østfold Line opened on 2 January 1879 while the eastern branch opened on 24 November 1882.[2] Såner Station was located on the western branch, and was originally named "Soner", but had its name changed to "Saaner" in April 1894. In April 1921, it had its name changed to "Såner".[1] On 15 May 1893, it was decided to install a morse lamp at the station. Centralized semaphores were decided on 23 January 1900, as an experiment to gain knowledge of the system.[1]

The station became unmanned on 1 January 1973 and was closed on 21 June 1996.[1] The line was replaced by a double tracked line allowing speeds up to 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph).[3] In 2003, a family bought the station with head house for 1.3 million kr.[4]

Facilities and location[edit]

The facilities of Såner Station were designed by Peter A. Blix in Swiss chalet style.[2] The head house featured two storeys and a basement, which together constituted 180 square metres (1,900 sq ft) of ground area.[4] An outhouse and a timber shed were also located at the station.[1] The Såner Church is located east of the station. It burned down in 1995 and was reerected in 2000.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Såner" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Railway Club. 29 April 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Hartmann, Eivind; Mangset, Øistein; Reisegg, Øyvind (1997). "Smaalensbanen (Østfoldbanen)". Neste stasjon: En guide til jernbanens arkitekturhistorie (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. pp. 132–33. ISBN 82-05-25294-7. 
  3. ^ Holom, Finn (1996). "Dobbeltspor Ski–Moss fullføres". På Sporet (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norwegian Railway Club. 88: 4–5. ISSN 0801-1729. OCLC 476251147. 
  4. ^ a b Hegge, Liss (5 October 2006). "På sporet av gamle detaljer: Stasjonsbygning ble bolig". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 4. 
  5. ^ Godal, Anne Marit, ed. (2009). "Såner". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
Preceding station Line Following station
Hølen Østfold Line Sonsveien

Coordinates: 59°31′49″N 10°44′15″E / 59.53028°N 10.73750°E / 59.53028; 10.73750