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Oslo Airport Station ( ), also known as Gardermoen Station, is a railway station located in the terminal building of Oslo Airport, Gardermoenmarker in Norwaymarker. Located on the Gardermoen Line, it is served by the Airport Express Train, express trains to Trondheimmarker and Oslomarker, regional trains to Lillehammermarker and Skienmarker (via Oslo) and commuter trains to Eidsvollmarker and Kongsbergmarker (via Oslo).

The station is located from Oslo Smarker. The station is manned, and there is a single bus route, and several coach services, to and from the airport. It opened in 1998, along with the new airport. During 2000–01, there were several derailments at the station. South of the station is a terminal for unloading trains carrying aviation fuel.

Location

Gardermoen is at kilometer marker 51.85 (32.22 mi) from Oslo Smarker, but the actual distance is only . This is because the distance markers follow the slightly longer Hoved Line between Oslo and Lillestrøm. The station is built directly below the airport terminal, and access is obtained via escalators or elevators located in the airport's arrival hall. North of the station, the tracks run in a tunnel below the terminal and runway area. The tracks on platform 2 and 3 only have connection southwards; north of the station they are only connected to a short turning track.

Aviation fuel is transported to the airport by train. CargoNet hauls a daily train load of fuel from Sjursøya, with an unloading terminal just south of the passenger station. They are the only freight trains to use the Gardermoen Line.

Services

Norges Statsbaner (NSB) and the Airport Express Train (Flytoget) are the only companies that operate to the station. The outer side platforms (1 and 4) serve NSB trains, while the two inner island platforms (2 and 3) serve the Airport Express Trains.

The station is manned, from 07:00 to 22:00 on weekdays, with reduced opening hours on weekends. The platform (but not necessarily the trains) are wheelchair accessible, and an escort service for disabled persons can be prebooked. Baggage trolleys are available, and a wide selection of services, including cafes, kiosks, banks and police, are available at the airport terminal, as are taxis. A single local bus route, Ruter no. 855, also serves the airport from Kløftamarker, Jessheimmarker and Maura. There are many coaches from all parts of the company that also serve the airport, as well as coach services to Oslo operated by Flybussekspressen and SAS Ground Services.

Airport Express Train

The Airport Express Train operates six services each hour. Three run directly to Oslo Central Stationmarker (Oslo S) in 19 minutes; the other three go via Lillestrømmarker, continue to Oslo S and then onwards to Drammenmarker, with a total of eight stops. Total travel time to Drammen is 60 minutes. In 2007, the Airport Express Train had 5.35 million passengers.

Station Distance Time
Lillestrømmarker 30.90 km 12 min
Oslo Central Stationmarker 48.07 km 19 / 22 min
Nationaltheatretmarker 49.50 km 27 min
Skøyenmarker 52.43 km 32 min
Lysakermarker 55.07 km 34 min
Sandvikamarker 62.24 km 42 min
Askermarker 71.93 km 48 min
Drammenmarker 100.96 km 60 min


Norges Statsbaner

The Oslo Commuter Rail operated by NSB, provides one service in each direction each hour—line 450 from Kongsbergmarker via Oslo S to Eidsvollmarker. NSB also provides one regional service in each direction each hour towards Skien (via Oslo S) and Lillehammermarker. On the Dovre Line to Trondheimmarker, five daily express trains are also offered, including one night train. Northbound trains use track 1, while southbound trains use track 4.

History

The decision to build the station, railway and airport was taken by the Norwegian Parliamentmarker on 8 October 1992. NSB Gardermobanen, a subsidiary of the Norwegian State Railways, was created to built the line and station, as well as operate the Airport Express Train. Construction of the station was performed in parallel with the construction of the airport, and the station is built in the same style as the rest of the airport, in postmodernist concrete and wood.

The station was taken into use on 27 September 1998, and public services commenced along with the opening of the airport on 8 October 1998. In 2001, as part of a reorganization of NSB Gardermobanen, the ownership of the station was transferred to the Norwegian National Rail Administration.

Incidents

In 2000–01, Flytoget experienced three derailments with empty trains at Gardermoen; one caused by the engineer falling asleep and two by the train passing a red light. No more such accidents occurred after automatic train control was installed in 2001.

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