Varkaus railway station

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Varkaus
VR station
Varkaus station and railyard.jpg
VR class Soek tank wagons at Varkaus station.
Location Relanderinkatu 18, 78200 Varkaus
Coordinates 62°18′44″N 27°52′28″E / 62.312353°N 27.874353°E / 62.312353; 27.874353Coordinates: 62°18′44″N 27°52′28″E / 62.312353°N 27.874353°E / 62.312353; 27.874353
Owned by Finnish Transport Agency
Line(s) Jyväskylä–Joensuu
Platforms 2[1]
Construction
Structure type ground station
Parking yes
Bicycle facilities yes
History
Opened 1914
Rebuilt 1970s
Services
Preceding station   Finnish Railways   Following station
toward Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä-Joensuu
toward Joensuu

The Varkaus railway station (abbrev. Var) is located in the town of Varkaus, Finland, in the province of Northern Savonia. The distance from the Helsinki Central railway station is 424.7 kilometres, via the Pieksämäki and Kouvola stations.[2] By rail, the distance to Pieksämäki is 49 kilometres (30 mi) and to Joensuu 133 kilometres (83 mi). All passenger trains from Pieksämäki to Joensuu stop at Varkaus, and the station also has cargo traffic.[1]

The track from Huutokoski to Varkaus was built in 1914. It was then extended to Vihtari in 1939 and to Viinijärvi in 1940.

In addition to the Varkaus railway yard, the station contains links to the Kommila and Akonniemi trackyards.[3]

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  1. ^ a b FTA 2010, p. 92.
  2. ^ FTA 2010, p. 67.
  3. ^ FTA 2010, p. 53.

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