Kongens Nytorv Station
|Copenhagen Metro rapid transit station|
|Location||Kongens Nytorv 11|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||19 October 2002|
Kongens Nytorv (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʌŋəns nytɒwˀ], lit. King's New Square) is a rapid transit station on the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located under Kongens Nytorv plaza and is part of fare zone 1. It is currently under reconstruction due to an expansion of the metro lines but the station is still open and operated during the expansion work. It provides direct access to the Magasin du Nord department store.
Kongens Nytorv station opened as part of the initial segment of the Copenhagen Metro, with trains running west to Nørreport and east to either Vestamager or Lergravsparken. Construction for the City Circle Line, which will carry the M3 and M4 Lines and for which Kongens Nytorv will act as an interchange, began on 4 October 2009 with wire work and archaeological sites. The excavation is expected to begin in mid-2011 and the station is expected to be completed in 2018.
Kongens Nytorv is built and designed in the same style as other underground stations on the Copenhagen Metro. There are two main levels below ground level; the first is a few steps down from the street. At this level, passengers take an escalator down to a mezzanine switchback that makes them turn around and go down another escalator to reach platform level. There is also a lift that transports passengers to the platform. There are two entrances to the station as well: the southwestern corner of the intersection of Kongens Nytorv, Lille Kongensgade, Holmens Kanal, and Store Kongensgade and the other inside the Magasin du Nord department store.
Currently, both Copenhagen Metro lines, the M1 and the M2, serve Kongens Nytorv. Both operate westbound towards Vanløse and eastbound towards Vestamager on the M1 and Lufthavnen on the M2. When the City Circle Line and M4 is completed in 2019, Kongens Nytorv will act as a connection between the existing metro lines and the new M3 and M4 lines.
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