Aarhus Central Station

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Aarhus Central Station
Aarhus Hovedbanegård
Aarhus Hovedbanegård aften.jpg
Front facade of Aarhus Central Station by night
Location Banegårdspladsen, Aarhus
Denmark
Coordinates 56°09′00″N 10°12′17″E / 56.15000°N 10.20472°E / 56.15000; 10.20472Coordinates: 56°09′00″N 10°12′17″E / 56.15000°N 10.20472°E / 56.15000; 10.20472
Operated by DSB
Arriva
Deutsche Bahn
Line(s) Fredericia-Århus Line
Aarhus-Aalborg Line
Odder Line
Grenaa Line
Platforms 3
Tracks 6
Other information
Fare zone 01
History
Opened 1862
Rebuilt July 1929
Location
Aarhus Central Station is located in Denmark
Aarhus Central Station
Aarhus Central Station
Location within Denmark

Aarhus Central Station (Danish: Aarhus Hovedbanegård, abbreviated Aarhus H) is the main railway station serving the city of Aarhus, Denmark. Serving as the main connecting hub for rail traffic between Aarhus and the rest of Denmark, the station is used by an average of 6.3 million people per year, making it the busiest station in Denmark outside the Copenhagen area. It is located in the city centre between the districts of Midtbyen and Frederiksbjerg with entrances from Banegårdspladsen and the shopping centre Bruun's Galleri, and with access to platforms from M.P. Bruuns Gade.

It is a through station with 3 platforms. The station is located on the East Jutland railway, and is the terminus of the Grenaa Line and Odder Line. It offers international connections to Hamburg and Berlin, InterCity connections to Aalborg/Frederikshavn and Copenhagen, regional connections to the rest of Jutland as well as commuter rail services to Grenå and Odder. The train services are operated by DSB, Arriva and Deutsche Bahn.

History[edit]

The first railway station in Aarhus was built in 1862 near Ryesgade and served the Aarhus-Randers railway line. It was constructed by the civil engineering company Peto, Brassey and Betts, and encompassed administration buildings and railway works.

The second station in Aarhus in 1905.

In 1884, a new and larger station building was constructed. The second station was built in Neo-Renaissance style by Thomas Arboe and William August Thulstrup and was possibly inspired by Bonn Central Station.[1][2]

However, also this building turned out to be to small for the quickly developing city. The third and current Aarhus Central Station was built in 1927 by the Danish State Railway's architect K.T. Seest as a part of a plan of the whole area around the station.

Station facilities[edit]

Entrance Hall
Departure Hall

The station is connected to a shopping centre with 93 stores and future planning of expansion over the railway yard.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Operations[edit]

Aarhus Central Station serves the whole of Denmark with inter-city rail and Jutland with regional rail. There are regional connections to Herning/Skjern and Struer, and commuter rail services to Odder and Grenå.

Since December 2012 the Aarhus Nærbane combined the services from Odder and Grenå into one suburban railway, which will be electrified by 2016.

Services[edit]

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
Preceding station   Danske Statsbaner   Following station
Copenhagen - Frederikshavn
InterCityLyn
Copenhagen - Frederikshavn
InterCity
Copenhagen-Aarhus-Struer
InterCity
toward Struer
Terminus Aarhus-Aalborg-Frederikshavn
Regional train
toward Odder
Aarhus Commuter Rail
Commuter train
toward Grenå
Preceding station   Arriva   Following station
toward Skjern
Aarhus - Skjern
Regional train
Terminus
Terminus Aarhus - Struer
Regional train
toward Struer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christiansen, Asger. 1884: Ny hovedbanegård i Aarhus", Jernbanehistorisk Årbog 2009. 
  2. ^ Østerby, Mads (1984). Danske jernbaners byggeri. Et rids af et forløb (1844-1984). Odense Universitetsforlag. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Århus Hovedbanegård at Wikimedia Commons