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Gausel Station

Gausel Station
Station statistics
Address GauselStavanger
Norway
Coordinates
Line(s) Sørlandet Line
Connections Bus: Kolumbus lines 1, 2, 3, 6, 66, 67, 75
Distance 589.75 km (366.45 mi)
Platforms 2
Other information
Opened 1902–1966; 2009–
Owned by Norwegian National Rail Administration
Operator Norwegian State Railways

Gausel Station (Norwegian: Gausel holdeplass) is a railway station located at Gausel in Stavanger, Norway. Located 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) from Stavanger Station, it is served by the Jæren Commuter Rail operated by the Norwegian State Railways by up to four hourly trains in each direction. The station is located along the double track section of the Sørlandet Line. The original station at Gausel was opened in 1902, and the station building was completed in 1908. This station was closed in 1966. The new station was opened on 16 November 2009 as part of the new double track from Stavanger to Sandnes. It is co-located with a Kolumbus bus stop, allowing transfer to several routes.

Facilities

The station is 589.75 kilometers (366.45 mi) from Oslo Central Station and 9 kilometers (6 mi) from Stavanger Station.[1] Gausel Station is universally accessible, unstaffed and equipped with ticket machines.[2] There is parking for 50 cars.[1] The station is located in a mixed commercial and residential area. The station's primary purpose is to act as a transport hub and interchange from the commuter rail to bus services towards Forus, an area with a high concentration of offices, Sola and Stavanger Airport, Sola.[3]

Service

The station is served by the Jæren Commuter Rail, operated by the Norwegian State Railways. During regular operating hours on weekday, NSB operates four trains in each direction each hour. All northbound trains run to Stavanger Station, where they terminate. All four southbound trains operate to at least Sandnes Station, and two more continue to Nærbø Station and one runs to Egersund Station. Travel time to Stavanger is 11 minutes, to Sandnes Sentrum is 5 minutes, to Nærbø is 36 minutes and to Egersund is 56 minutes.[4] NSB operates the line using Class 72 electric multiple units.[5] Transfer to city bus is available 30 metres (98 ft) away on National Road 44,[1] which serves Kolumbus' lines 1, 2, 3, 6, 66, 67 and 75.[6]

History

The original station was opened as a halt on 1 November 1904. The station building was completed in 1908.[7] From 1 December 1918, Gausel was upgraded to a station. From 2 June 1957 the line became subject to centralized traffic control and the station unstaffed.[8][9] The station was closed in 1966. In 2006, the Norwegian National Rail Administration started rebuilding the track between Stavanger and Sandnes to double track, and decided to build a new station at Gausel.[10] The new line 16 November 2009, and from 14 December, the 15-minute headway was introduced between Stavanger and Sandnes, including stops at Gausel.[11]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gausel" (in Norwegian).  
  2. ^ "Gausel" (in Norwegian).  
  3. ^ Olsen, Knut Gjerset (13 November 2009). "Slik blir dobbeltsporet" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Egersund – Stavanger S".  
  5. ^ Bø, Trond (9 August 2002). "To års ventetid over – nye pendlertog på vei til Oslo".  
  6. ^ "Dagrutekart for Nord-Jæren".  
  7. ^ "Gausel stoppested". Stavanger byleksikon (in Norwegian). Stavanger: Wigestrand. 2008.  
  8. ^ "Gausel" (in Norwegian).  
  9. ^ "Mariero" (in Norwegian).  
  10. ^ "To spor Sandnes – Stavanger" (in Norwegian).  
  11. ^ "Første heilskaplege bane sidan Gardermobanen" (in Norwegian).  
Preceding station Line Following station
Jåttåvågen Sørlandet Line Sandnes Sentrum
Preceding station Local trains Following station
Jåttåvågen   Jæren Commuter Rail   Sandnes Sentrum
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