Aarhus Central Station
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Aarhus Central Station (Danish: Aarhus Hovedbanegård, Aarhus H) is the main railway station in the Danish city of Aarhus. The station is located on the East Jutland railway, Aarhus Nærbane, Grenaabanen and Odderbanen. The train services are operated by DSB, Arriva and Deutsche Bahn.
Serving as the main connecting hub for rail traffic between Aarhus and rest of Denmark on inter-city rail and commuter rail, the station is used by an average of 6.3 million people per year, making it the busiest station outside the Copenhagen area. There are inter-city connections to Aalborg and København H, regional connections to the rest of Jutland and international trains to Hamburg and Berlin.
Aarhus Central Station was built in 1927 by the Danish State Rail Company's architect K.T. Seest as a part of a plan of the area around the station.
The station is connected to a shopping centre with 93 stores and future planning of expansion over the railway yard. The station itself has a few stores and large convenience store. There is a big ticket kiosk and the city's central post office is located at the station. In March 2010, McDonald's opened a restaurant in the main hall of the station.
The railway terminal has a flow of 13 million people per year.
Since December 2012 the Aarhus Nærbane combined the services from Odder and Grenå into one suburban railway, which will be electrified by 2016.
The following services currently call at the station:
- Intercity Express services Aarhus - Fredericia - Padborg - Flensburg - Hamburg - Berlin
- Intercity services Frederikshavn - Hjoerring - Aalborg - Aarhus - Fredericia - Odense - Copenhagen - Copenhagen Airport
- Regional services Aarhus - Horsens - Fredericia - Kolding - Esbjerg
- Regional services Herning - Silkeborg - Aarhus
- Local services Struer - Skive - Viborg - Aarhus
- Local services Skjern - Herning - Silkeborg - Aarhus
- Local services Odder - Aarhus - Skødstrup - Ryomgård - Grenaa
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