Skien Station

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Skien Station
LocationSkien, Skien
Coordinates59°13′07″N 9°36′13″E / 59.21861°N 9.60361°E / 59.21861; 9.60361Coordinates: 59°13′07″N 9°36′13″E / 59.21861°N 9.60361°E / 59.21861; 9.60361
Owned byNorwegian National Rail Administration
Operated byNorwegian State Railways
Line(s)Bratsberg Line
Vestfold Line
Distance180.50 km (112.16 mi)
ArchitectGudmund Hoel with Bjarne Friis Baastad and Ragnvald Utne
Opened13 December 1917

Skien Station (Norwegian: Skien stasjon) is a railway station located about one kilometer from downtown Skien in Telemark, Norway.[citation needed]

The station serves as terminus for the regional trains on the Vestfold Line (Vestfoldbanen) from Oslo via Vestfold and for the local trains to Notodden on the Bratsberg Line. The station was opened in 1917 as part of the Bratsberg Line. Skien Station was built following designs by Gudmund Hoel with Bjarne Friis Baastad and Ragnvald Utne. [1] [2]

Following protest, the old Skien station (Skien gamle stasjon), which was located two kilometers further south, remained in operation from 1927 until 1963.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Vestfoldbanen". Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Ingvild Pharo. "Gudmund Hoel". Norsk kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2017.

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