B (S-train)

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S-train line B at Østerport

B is a service on the S-train network in Copenhagen. It runs between Farum and Høje Taastrup and provides stopping services on the S-train system's Farum radia and Tåstrup radial.

B is one of the base services on the network, running every 20 minutes from about 5:00 to 1:00 every day, and every 10 minutes between about 6:00 to 19:00 on weekdays. On Friday and Saturday nights there is also a 30 minutes service throughout the night.

Stops[edit]

  1. Farum station (terminus)
  2. Værløse station
  3. Hareskov station
  4. Skovbrynet station
  5. Bagsværd station
  6. Stengården station
  7. Buddinge station
  8. Kildebakke station
  9. Vangede station
  10. Dyssegård station
  11. Emdrup station
  12. Ryparken station
  13. Svanemøllen station
  14. Nordhavn station
  15. Østerport station
  16. Nørreport station
  17. Vesterport station
  18. Copenhagen Central Station
  19. Dybbølsbro station
  20. Carlsberg station
  21. Valby station
  22. Danshøj station
  23. Hvidovre station
  24. Rødovre station
  25. Brøndbyøster station
  26. Glostrup station
  27. Albertslund station
  28. Taastrup station
  29. Høje Taastrup station (terminus)

History[edit]

Since the first part of the Taastrup radial opened in 1953, letter B has been used for its principal service. Before that the characteristic of service B was that it was the stopping trains to Holte.

Name Southern end Years Northern end
1b terminated at København H 1936–1940 Nordbanen:
all stops to Holte
Frederikssundbanen:
all stops to Valby
1940–1941
all stops to Vanløse 1941–1949
all stops to Ballerup 1949–1950
B terminated at København H 1950–1953
Vestbanen:
all stops to Glostrup
1953–1963
all stops to Taastrup 1963–1979
1979–1986 Hareskovbanen:
all stops to Farum
all stops to Høje Taastrup 1986–1989
1989– Nordbanen:
all stops to Holte

Bb, L, B+[edit]

From 1972 to 1979, the service on the Taastrup branch was supplemented on weekdays by service E (q.v.). In 1979 a separate daytime reinforcement service Bb was created; it ran every 20 minutes with a 10-minute offset to service B such that the Tåstrup radial effectively had a 10-minute frequency. Under the timetable doctrine followed in those years, a service letter such as B could not be used for more than exactly 3 trains an hour, so a separate service designation was needed for these daytime supplements. They later changed their name to L and then to B+, and were finally folded into B with the 2007 timetable.

Name Southern end Years Northern end
Bb Vestbanen:
all stops to Taastrup
1979–1986 terminated at Hellerup
all stops to Høje Taastrup 1986–1989
L 1989–1995 Nordbanen:
all stops to Holte
B+ 1995–2007
Joined into B from September 2007

Bx[edit]

Rush-hour supplements for B ran from 1955:

Name Southern end Years Northern end
terminated at København H 1955–1963 Nordbanen:
all stops to Lyngby
Vestbanen:
all stops to Hvidovre
1960–1963 terminated at Hellerup
Bx to Taastrup, non-stop København H - Hvidovre 1963–1972 to Lyngby, non-stop Østerport - Bernstorffsvej
to Taastrup, non-stop København H - Valby - Glostrup 1972–1979
1979–1986 Hareskovbanen:
to Farum, non-stop Østerport - Kildebakke and Bagsværd - Værløse
as above, extended to Høje Taastrup 1986–1989
as above, plus all stops until Valby 1989–1993 as above, plus stop in Vangede
to Høje Taastrup, non-stop København H - Valby 1993–1995 to Hellerup, non-stop from Østerport
as above, except non-stop Valby - Glostrup 1995–2001 terminated at København H
2001–2002 to Hellerup, non-stop from Østerport
2002–2004 all stops to Hellerup
to Høje Taastrup daytime Mon-Fri; non-stop Danshøj - Glostrup 2005 Klampenborgbanen:
all stops to Klampenborg daytime Mon-Fri
No service in 2006 due to infrastructure works
Bx to Høje Taastrup rush hour Mon-Fri; non-stop Danshøj - Glostrup 2007-2009 Hareskovbanen:
to Farum rush hour Mon-Fri; non-stop Ryparken - Vangede and in Skovbrynet
as above, but only morning rush Dec 2009– terminates at Østerport

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