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 inaugurated on 28 August 2010 by the Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf, but it was put to use already on 7 August when Umeå Central Station was turned off for renovation.[1] It was built in connection with the construction of the Bothnia Line (Botniabanan) to Umeå. Due to its proximity to the University Hospital of Umeå and the adjacent Umeå University, the station is considered to be the most frequently used travel centre in the city with approximately 35 000 students and employees in the area.

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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