Boulevard Line

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Boulevard Line
The main line platform at Nørreport Station on the Boulevard Line in 2015.
The main line platform at Nørreport Station on the Boulevard Line in 2015.
Overview
Other name(s) 'Røret'
Native name Boulevardbanen
Type Main line
Commuter rail
System Danish railways
S-train
Status Active
Termini Copenhagen Central Station
Østerport Station
Stations 4
Operation
Opened 1 December 1917 (1917-12-01)
Owner Banedanmark
Operator(s) DSB
Character Passenger trains
Technical
Line length 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi)
Number of tracks Quadruple
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Overhead catenary
Operating speed 60 km/h (37 mph) (mainline)
80 km/h (50 mph) (S-train)

The Boulevard Line (Danish: Boulevardbanen) is a 3.2-kilometer (2.0 mi) long partly underground railway line between Copenhagen Central Station and Østerport Station in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] The quadruple track line carries two tracks of the S-train and two tracks of the mainline railway. The line has two intermediate stations, Vesterport Station and Nørreport Station, although Vesterport is only served by S-trains.

History[edit]

Construction of the Boulevard Line between Sølvgade and Stokhusgade in 1914

It opened in 1917, allowing services on the Coast Line and the Klampenborg Line to extend to Copenhagen Central Station.[2] The line became part of the S-train network on 15 May 1934.[3]

References[edit]

Bibliography
  • Larsen, Morten Flindt; Poulsen, John (2009). S-banen 1934–2009 (in Danish). Smørum: Bane Bøger. ISBN 978-87-91434-20-4. 
Notes
  1. ^ Larsen and Poulsen (2009): 4
  2. ^ Larsen and Poulsen (2009): 17
  3. ^ Larsen and Poulsen (2009): 6

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Coordinates: 55°41′06″N 12°34′24″E / 55.68500°N 12.57333°E / 55.68500; 12.57333