|No. of tracks||Single|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Operating speed||75 km/h (47 mph)|
Nærumbanen is a short railway in the northern suburbs of Copenhagen, now part of the Lokalbanen system. It runs light trains that connect to the S-train system at Jægersborg and serve mainly local neighborhoods in Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality and Nærum in Rudersdal.
The railway opened as Lyngby-Vedbæk railway in 1900 with an aim of serving the industries that had settled in the Mølleå valley to exploit the hydraulic power of the Mølleå. In the early years the railway moved freight for these customers, but today it has been a passenger-only railway for many years.
The northern half of the railway between Nærum and Vedbæk quickly proved unprofitable and was abandoned in 1923. In 1936 the southern terminus in Lyngby was moved to Jægersborg. The Nærum end of the line was shortened a bit in 1954 due to the construction of the Helsingør motorway.
|Jægersborg||1936||Transfer to S-trains|
|Nærum||1954||Transfer to buses in the Helsingør motorway, including expresses 150S, 174E and 300S|
Despite being a single-track railway, Nærumbanen operates an ambitious timetable with a 10-minute frequency most of the day. Trains pass each other at Fuglevad and Ørholm. All trains are Siemens RegioSprinter light diesel units.
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