Østerport Station

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Østerport
S-tog.svg
S-train and DSB station
Østerport Station 2005-04.jpg
Location 8 Oslo Plads, Copenhagen
Coordinates 55°41′32″N 12°35′15″E / 55.69222°N 12.58750°E / 55.69222; 12.58750Coordinates: 55°41′32″N 12°35′15″E / 55.69222°N 12.58750°E / 55.69222; 12.58750
Owned by DSB
Platforms 3 island platforms
Tracks 6 service + storage
History
Opened 2 August 1897
Rebuilt 15 May 1934 (S-train)
Electrified 1934 (S-train), 1986 (Mainline)
Services
Preceding station   S-train   Following station
H Terminus
C
toward Klampenborg
Bx Terminus
B
toward Holte
toward Køge
E
toward Hillerød
A
toward Farum
Preceding station   Danske Statsbaner   Following station
toward Helsingør
Coast Line
toward Malmö C
toward Helsingør
Elsinore-Roskilde
toward Roskilde
Terminus Copenhagen-Roskilde
Copenhagen-Odense
toward Odense
Copenhagen-Nykøbing F/Rødby/Gedser
Copenhagen-Kalundborg
toward Kalundborg

Østerport Station (Danish: Østerport station) is a main line and S-train railway station in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located between the districts of Indre By and Østerbro, and is named for the historic Østerport city gate, near the original location of which it is located.

The station is served by EuroCity services to international destinations, some InterCity services across Denmark, regular and frequent regional train services to and from Zealand and southern Sweden, as well as commuter rail services on the S-train network. By 2018, the service will include the Copenhagen Metro as well (future lines M3 and M4).

The station opened in 1897 as the terminus of the Coast Line from Copenhagen to Helsingør. The station is used by approximately 30,000 passengers each day.

History[edit]

The station under construction in 1896-97.
Peter Elfelt.

The station was designed by Heinrich Wenck and built in 1897, and originally named the East Station (Østbanegaarden). The original station building has survived to the present date, and was restored in the 1980s.

It was originally the terminus for the Coast Line, but when the station was connected with Nørreport Station via the Boulevard Line in 1917, the terminus moved to Copenhagen Central Station. In 1934, the station started serving S-trains.

Services[edit]

A DSB regional train at Østerport station

The station is served by EuroCity services to international destinations, some InterCity services across Denmark, regular and frequent regional train services to and from Zealand and southern Sweden, as well as commuter rail services on the S-train network. By 2018, the service will include the Copenhagen Metro as well (future lines M3 and M4).

Future propositions[edit]

When completed in 2018, the Copenhagen Metro lines M3 and M4 on the City Circle Line will serve the station. Plans are to place the Metro station on Oslo Plads between Kristianiagade and Østbanegade with the staircase towards Østerport station. A subway between the Metro platforms to the main station building will allow passengers easy interchange to and from S-trains, InterCity, and regional services.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resumérapport Udredning om Cityringen" (PDF) (in Danish). Ministry of Transport and Energy. p. 24. Retrieved 2006-07-22. 

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