Umeå East Station

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Umeå East Station
Umeå Östra.jpg
Location UmeåUmeå Municipality
Coordinates 63°49′03″N 20°17′37″E / 63.81750°N 20.29361°E / 63.81750; 20.29361Coordinates: 63°49′03″N 20°17′37″E / 63.81750°N 20.29361°E / 63.81750; 20.29361
Operated by Botniatåg AB
Line(s) Vännäs–Umeå–Holmsund, Bothnia Line
Architect Lennart Sjögren
Opened August 2010

Umeå East Station (Swedish: Umeå Östra) is a railway station in Umeå, Sweden. The station was opened on 7 August 2010, with King Carl XVI Gustaf officially opening the station on 28 August. It was built in connection with the construction of the Bothnia Line (Botniabanan) to Umeå.

It is one of the two stations serving Umeå, the other being the older Umeå Central Station which is located 2km to the west. For a year after its opening, East Station was the sole station serving Umeå as Central Station was closed during this time for renovation.[1] East Station is located close to the Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå.

The Building[edit]

The blueprint of Umeå East Station was proposed by Lennart Sjögren of White architecture with NCC AB financing the project. The building itself is mainly consisted of glass and glued laminated timber, and has two floors, with a Café located on floor 2. The accessibility of the station has been heavily prioritised and there are several elevator, escalators and stairs connecting the two subsequent floors. Furthermore, as the glass is non-reflective, trains are visible from almost every corner.

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