() is a railway station
located in the village of Hell
in the municipality of Stjørdal
. It is located at the intersection of the Nordland Line
and Meråker Line
The station was first constructed in 1881, though the present station building was opened in 1902. The station is served by the Trøndelag Commuter Rail
system in addition to regional trains between Trondheim Central Station
on the Meråker Line
. Both services are operated by Class 92
units by the Norwegian State Railways
(NSB), Norway's public railway company.
The restaurant was taken over by Norsk Spisevognselskap
on 1 October 1922, but returned to private operation in 1934.
The station (and surrounding region) has become a tourist attraction due to its name, which is associated by English-speakers with Hell
, the afterlife of punishment to which, according to religious belief, sinners or heathens are condemned upon death. The name derives from Old Norse
, which means cave. In present-day Norwegian
means "at an end".
The station's freight building still bears the sign saying
, which simply means "freight service" or "cargo handling", which is the archaic spelling (in contemporary Norwegian it would be spelled
). The sign is a popular photo opportunity for tourists,... Read More