Aalborg station

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Aalborg station

Aalborg Banegård
railway station
Olbo 2004 ubt.jpeg
Front facade of Aalborg station viewed from J. F. Kennedy Square
Location John F. Kennedys Plads
DK-9000 Aalborg
Denmark
Coordinates 57°02′35″N 9°55′01″E / 57.04306°N 9.91694°E / 57.04306; 9.91694Coordinates: 57°02′35″N 9°55′01″E / 57.04306°N 9.91694°E / 57.04306; 9.91694
Owned by Banedanmark
Operated by DSB
Nordjyske Jernbaner
Line(s) Randers-Aalborg line
Vendsyssel line
Aalborg Commuter Rail
Platforms 2
Tracks 4
Construction
Architect Thomas Arboe (1902)
History
Opened 1869
Rebuilt 1902
Services
Preceding station   Danske Statsbaner   Following station
Copenhagen-Aalborg
InterCityLyn
Terminus
Copenhagen-Aalborg
InterCity
Preceding station   Nordjyske Jernbaner   Following station
toward Skørping
SkørpingAalborg
Regional train
Terminus
Terminus AalborgFrederikshavn
Regional train
Location
Aalborg station is located in Denmark
Aalborg station
Aalborg station
Location within Denmark

Aalborg railway station (Danish: Aalborg Station or Aalborg Banegård) is the main railway station serving the city of Aalborg, Denmark.

Aalborg railway station is serving as a connecting hub for rail traffic between North Jutland and the rest of Denmark.. It offers direct InterCityLyn and InterCity services to Copenhagen operated by DSB, and regional rail services to Skørping and Frederikshavn operated by Nordjyske Jernbaner.

History[edit]

A Xylography from 1869 showing the first train departing from Aalborg Station on 18 September 1869.

Aalborg station opened in 1869, when the railroad between Aalborg and Randers was completed. In 1879, at the opening of the Limfjord Railway Bridge, Aalborg station was connected with the Vendsyssel Line from Nørresundby to Hjørring and Frederikshavn.

Architecture[edit]

The original station building was designed by the Danish architect N.P.C. Holsøe. In 1902, the present station building opened. It was designed by the Danish architect Thomas Arboe. The station building was listed in 1992.

Facilities[edit]

View of the tracks and platforms

The station has a ticket office which sells tickets for both domestic and international travel, a shop which sells food, drinks, newspapers and more. The railway station also includes a pay phone, a waiting room, luggage boxes, a photo booth, toilets and an accessible toilet. There is also an opportunity for both bicycle and car parking near the main entrance to the railway station. It is also possible to rent a car at the station or take a taxi. Aalborg Bus Terminal is also only across the street from the railway station.

Services[edit]

Aalborg station is serving as a connecting hub for rail traffic, connecting North Jutland with the rest of Denmark.

It offers direct InterCityLyn and intercity connections to Copenhagen operated by the railway company DSB, as well as regional rail services to Skørping and Frederikshavn operated by the railway company Nordjyske Jernbaner.

Cultural references[edit]

Aalborg station is seen at 0:37:00 and 0:52:19 in the 1977 Olsen-banden film The Olsen Gang Outta Sight.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Film 9 Olsen Banden deruda / Die Olsenbande schlägt wieder zu". olsenbande-homepage.de (in German). Retrieved 5 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aalborg Station at Wikimedia Commons