Nørreport Station

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Nørreport
S-tog.svg S-train, DSB and Metro station
Nørreport metro station.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 55°41′00″N 12°34′18″E / 55.68333°N 12.57167°E / 55.68333; 12.57167Coordinates: 55°41′00″N 12°34′18″E / 55.68333°N 12.57167°E / 55.68333; 12.57167
Line(s) Boulevard Line
M1 and M2
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Other information
Opened 1 July 1918
19 October 2002 (Metro)
Rebuilt 15 May 1934 (S-train)
Electrified 1934 (S-train), 1986 (Mainline)
Owned by DSB
Services
Preceding station   S-train   Following station
H
toward Farum
C
toward Klampenborg
Bx
Terminus
B
toward Holte
toward Køge
E
toward Hillerød
A
toward Farum
Copenhagen Metro
toward Vanløse
M1
toward Vestamager
M2
toward Lufthavnen
Danske Statsbaner
toward Helsingør
Coast Line
toward Malmö C
Elsinore-Roskilde
toward Roskilde
Terminus
Copenhagen-Roskilde
Copenhagen-Odense
toward Odense
Copenhagen-Nykøbing F/Rødby/Gedser
Copenhagen-Kalundborg
toward Kalundborg

Nørreport Station is a S-train, Copenhagen Metro and station located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the busiest railway station in the country, serving 165,000 people daily. The entire station is underground, with three pairs of platforms: one for S-trains, one for intercity trains and one for the Metro. The station is located on the Boulevard Line of the S-train and mainline network.

Located in fare zone 1, it serves lines M1 and M2 of the Metro, most S-train lines, regional trains to Helsingør, intercity trains to Esbjerg and international trains to Malmö and Gothenburg, Sweden, and trains to other places, but not express trains. The station has bicycle parking facilities, and bicycles are allowed on board the trains, but not during rush hours.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 July 1918, as part of the tunnel which would connect the stations Østerport and Copenhagen Central Station. S-train service began on 15 May 1934.

In order to let passengers easily change from S-trains and regional trains to the Metro and vice versa, a tunnel was constructed to connect the train platforms with the Metro platforms. The S-train platforms were therefore closed partially from March 2000 to February 2002, allowing only the front-most four doors to open at the station.

With the opening of the first phase of the Metro on 19 October 2002, Nørreport station started serving M1 and M2. The station was the original terminus until it moved to Frederiksberg when phase 2A opened on 29 May 2003.

Plans[edit]

The current station building is worn down and dimly lit, and the air quality is poor because of diesel trains. Passengers also have to cross busy roads to access the station. Therefore, DSB has presented a proposal for a new station. One of the adjacent roads will be pedestrianised, thereby make the station easier to access. A new glass roof at ground level will allow more light into the station. The new station design would also improve air quality thanks to a new ventilation system.

The proposal is a product of discussions between DSB, the Greater Copenhagen Authority and the Copenhagen Municipality. The decision to go ahead was made in 2009 and the rebuilding takes place between 2011 and 2016. The S-train platform has been renovated and remains open. The platforms for regional and intercity trains are undergoing renovation and are estimated to remain closed until April 2014.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Nørreport Station at Wikimedia Commons