This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Bohusbanan and Göteborg
Today I'm visiting station along Bohusbanan, which is a 180km single track railway from Göteborg to Strömstad via Uddevalla. I will only cover today the part between Göteborg and Stenungsund.
First stop is Säve, 15km from Göteborg. Unfortunately the trains do not stop here, Västtrafik which operates the trains claim that more stops would cause longer journey times.
When the railway opened in 1903 it was meant to be extended to Norway, but the dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway in 1905 prevented this plan.
All stations along the line are created by Folke Zettervall, and looks more or less identical with two shades of brown bricks.
Another identical station is Ytterby, 22km from Göteborg, which is the first train stop from Göteborg.
The railway was modernised between 2007-2010.
Most trains are until Uddevalla, some until Strömstad. Västtågen is the only passenger train operator here, with services once per hour.
Station in Ytterby is a private house.
Art sculpture outside the station.
Next stop is Kode.
No station building here.
Jörlanda, the station is still there, trains do not stop.
Last train stopped here in 1984.
Stora Höga station re-opened in 2000.
Västtåg operates here with X52 "Regina" trains.
There is a plan to have a new "pendeltåg" line (Commuter Train) from Stenungsund to Landvetter airport after opening Västlänken (railway tunnel in Göteborg) and the new railway to Borås, which is scheduled to happen earliest 2025.
Modernisation is however on the way here is Stenungsund.
Memorial from 75 years celebration of the railway in 1982.
Inside the Stenungsund station, waiting hall.
Looks well preserved.
After coming back to Göteborg, visiting the new Marieholm railway bridge. The new bridge opened in spring 2016 and it is increasing the capacity for Bohusbanan and railway to Skandia harbour in Göteborg.
The bridge over Göta älv river is a moveable bridge.