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The Vidzeme Branch Line Company (Liflandskoje obschestvo Podjeznih putej), construction of the Stukmani - Valka line began from both ends of the line simultaneously in 1898. Temporary traffic on the Valka - Alūksne line began in 1902. Since July 1903 there were two trains running daily along the entire length of the line. The official opening ceremony for the 210 km Stukmani - Valka line took place on August 15th 1903. In course of time railway line became shorter - in 1916, the Russian army converted the Stukmani - Gulbene line to broad gauge. In 1970, the Valga - Ape line was closed, and traffic between Ape and Alūksne ended in 1973.

One railway station (Gulbene) and 9 railway stops are officially approved for the operation on the Gulbene - Alūksne line. Most significant of them are Kalniena, Stāmeriene, Paparde, Umernieki and Alūksne where historical station buildings have survived. Railway stops Birze, Pūriņi, Dunduri and Vējiņi had erected during Soviet period, starting from 1945.

Railway Map
Railway Map

Gulbene station (0 km)

Gulbene

Vecgulbene

Birze railway stop (4 km)

Birze

Pūriņi railway stop (6 km)

Pūriņi

Stāmeriene railway stop (former station) (10 km)

Stāmeriene

Kalniena railway stop (former station) (14 km)

Kalniena

Dunduri railway stop (20 km)

Dunduri

Paparde railway stop (former station) (21 km)

Paparde

Paparde watertower

Umernieki railway stop (24 km)

Umernieki

Vējiņi railway stop (28 km)

Vējiņi

Alūksne railway stop (former station) (33 km)

Alūksne

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