Sandnes Station

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Sandnes
Sandnes stasjon 2014 2014-04-03 15-20.JPG
LocationSkeieneSandnes
Norway
Coordinates58°50′51″N 5°43′59″E / 58.84750°N 5.73306°E / 58.84750; 5.73306Coordinates: 58°50′51″N 5°43′59″E / 58.84750°N 5.73306°E / 58.84750; 5.73306
Owned byNorwegian National Rail Administration
Operated byNorwegian State Railways
Line(s)Sørlandet Line
Distance583.45 km (362.54 mi)
Platforms2
ConnectionsBus: Kolumbus
History
Opened1955

Sandnes Station (Norwegian: Sandnes holdeplass) is a railway station in the city of Sandnes in Rogaland county, Norway. The station is located in the southern part of the city centre, a short distance south of the Sandnes Sentrum Station. The station is 15.36 kilometres (9.54 mi) south of Stavanger. The station has a shelter for waiting, but no food, restroom, or ticketing services.[1]

This station is served by the local Jæren Commuter Rail service running between Stavanger and Egersund on the Sørlandet Line. The station was the central station for Sandnes between 1955 and 1996, but was then replaced by a rebuilt Sandnes Sentrum Station. This station was then named Sandnes holdeplass, serving only as a stop for local trains, but officially it remained the main station.[2][3] To reduce confusion with the now much more used station with similar name, the station was renamed to "Skeiane" as of 12th of August 2017. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandnes". Norges Statsbaner. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  2. ^ "Sandnes (gamle)" (in Norwegian). Norsk Jernbaneklubb. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  3. ^ "Sandnes" (in Norwegian). Jernbaneverket. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  4. ^ "Stasjon i Sandnes får nytt navn" (in Norwegian).


Preceding station Line Following station
Sandnes Sørlandet Line Ganddal
Preceding station Local trains Following station
Sandnes   Jæren Commuter Rail   Ganddal