Røyken station

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Røken / Røyken stasis
Røyken stasjon
Røyken stasjon
Platform tracks 1
opening 1872
City / municipality Asker
Place / district Røyken
province Viken
Country Norway
Coordinates 59 ° 44 '48 "  N , 10 ° 23' 23"  E Coordinates: 59 ° 44 '48 "  N , 10 ° 23' 23"  E
Height ( SO ) 117  moh.
Railway lines
List of train stations in Norway

The station Røyken is a train station in the Norwegian Fylke Viken .


The train station is 34.45 kilometers from Oslo S at an altitude of 117  moh. It is located on the Asker – Brakerøya railway line , which since June 2, 1973 only leads to Spikkestad . This route is part of the Gamle Drammenbane , which was opened on June 3, 1872 from Oslo V to Drammen via Lierbyen . Since the opening of the Lieråsen tunnel in 1973 and the relocation of the Drammenbane, the line , which has since been known as Spikkestadlinje , has no longer had long-distance traffic. Local trains run with a tight train sequence.


The station, which opened on October 7, 1872, was then called Røken . He kept this name until June 1, 1919, when the name was changed to Røyken .

The station area is below Klokkerskolen , which was previously a ski slope, near Røyken Church. The station consisted of a main building with a wooden shed, a goods shed and a water tower . The buildings were insured for a total of 3,250 speciedaler .

The station and goods shed were rebuilt, while the wood shed was demolished in 1960 and the water tower in 1963. The water for the steam locomotives was conveyed to the water tower via a separate water pipe from a pond near Hannestad, where the golf course is today.

King Karl IV. (In Sweden Karl XV.) Wanted to make the official opening, therefore a royal crown with the initials CXV and the year 1872 was attached to a wall next to the station. However, the king died on September 18, 1872 and the opening was carried out by Statsråd Nils Vogt.

The line itself was built as a narrow-gauge railway with a gauge of 1067 mm and was expanded to standard gauge with a third rail between 1919 and 1922 . This was done so that the entire route could continue to be operated during the gauge changeover. During the same period, the line was electrified. This was completed on November 26, 1922.

The first station master was Nils Peter Amundsen, his annual salary was 25 speciedaler and 29 skilling. In the first year of operation, 18,331 travelers were counted, 9,389 of whom had Drammen as their destination. The fare was 45 Øre in 2nd class. The fare to Kristiania was 80 Øre in 2nd class.

The neighboring stations were the Spikkestad stop ( Norwegian Holdeplass ) from 1885 , which was upgraded to a station from 1911. Another stop was built in Hallenskog in 1933 .

On January 1, 1993, the station was converted into an "unattended former dispatch point for travelers" ( Norwegian "Ubetjent tidligere ekspedisjonssted for reisende" , abbreviation u / p ). Another change took place in December 1994, the stopping point was now referred to as a "stop with an intact loading track from which no truckloads can be sent" ( Norwegian "Holdeplass med intakt sidespor det ikke kan ekspederes vognlaster fra" , abbreviation hp (l) ). This loading track is no longer available,

Current condition

Railcar 72.013 in Røyken (2007)

The Røyken stop is on Norges Statsbaner's L1 local transport line between Spikkestad and Lillestrøm .

From a technical and safety point of view, Røyken is a stop. There is a platform track and no overtaking or crossing options. Røyken was downgraded to a stop when the Spikkestadlinje switched to remote control.

There is a pizzeria in the station building.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Stasjonsdatabasen. Norsk Jernbaneklubb, accessed January 29, 2015 (Norwegian).
  2. Nils Vogt. In: Store norske leksikon . Retrieved January 28, 2015 (Norwegian).
  3. ^ L1 Spikkestad – Asker – Oslo S – Lillestrøm. banenor.no, accessed August 26, 2019 (Norwegian).

Web links

Commons : Røyken station  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Røyken. jernbaneverket.no, accessed January 29, 2015 (Norwegian).
  • Røyken stasjon. Norges Statsbaner, accessed January 29, 2015 (Norwegian).