- Copenhagen Central Station
DSB railway station
Station statistics Address Vesterbro, Copenhagen Coordinates Coordinates: Structure Architect: Heinrich Wenck Other information Opened 1911 Owned by DSB Services Preceding station S-train Following stationtoward Frederikssund Htoward Farum Ctoward Klampenborgtoward Høje Taastrup Bxtoward Østerport Btoward Holtetoward Køge Etoward Hillerødtoward Solrød Strand Atoward Farum Preceding station Danske Statsbaner Following stationLufthavnenTerminus Copenhagen-Frederikshavn
InterCitytoward Sønderborg or Padborg
InterCityLufthavnentoward Rønnetoward Helsingør
Kystbanentoward Malmö C Elsinore-Roskildetoward RoskildeNørreport or Lufthavnentoward Østerport or Lufthavnen Copenhagen-Roskilde Copenhagen-Odensetoward Odensetoward Østerport Copenhagen-Nykøbing F/Rødby/Gedsertoward Rødby Færge or Gedser Copenhagen-Kalundborgtoward Kalundborg
Copenhagen Central Station (Danish: Københavns Hovedbanegård, København H) is the largest train station in Denmark, located in Copenhagen, with entrances to Bernstorffsgade (at Tivoli Gardens), Banegårdspladsen, Reventlowsgade and access to platforms from Tietgensgade. It is also the busiest station in Copenhagen, although Nørreport Station has a larger passenger throughput if local S-train services are included.
The station is served by InterCity and regional trains as well as S-trains. InterCity services include international trains, particularly the regular and frequent Oresund services to and from Sweden. The station has 13 platforms. On the station concourse there are many small shops, cafeterias, and fast food outlets. It is situated in fare zone 1.
The first railway station in Copenhagen was built in 1847. It served Roskildebanen, and it was made of wood because it was built outside the fortifications where buildings with foundations were not allowed. This was soon necessary due to plans to extend the railway network in Denmark. A new station, designed by H. J. Herholdt, was therefore opened in 1864.
The second station also proved too small, especially because there was only one track connection leading out of the city. It was decided to build a new station with a tube to Østerport station, and with the tracks leading out of the city to the south. Designed by Heinrich Wenck, it was finished on 1 December 1911, and it is the present station.
The station was overhauled in 1980. Escalators and lifts were established to the platforms, and the station concourse, which was originally split into arrival, departure, and freight sections, was redone completely. The station was overhauled again from 2004 to 2008. This overhaul replaced the roof, lowered platforms 3 to 6 to international standards, as well as a lengthened these. Also, the towers and the bridge over the platforms, upon which the main station building is placed, were reconditioned.
København H is not connected to the Copenhagen Metro network, but will become so following the completion of the Metro's future City Circle Line. This line is expected to open by 2018. The station is however connected to most S-train lines, using the same tickets as the metro.
København H serves destinations in all of Denmark and most of Western Europe.
All S-train services except F stop at the station.
Because of a new railway between Copenhagen and Ringsted (planned for construction start 2013), the station needs more capacity. There is already congestion on the tracks. Therefore the Danish Ministry of Transport has started planning of an extension of the station. Proposals include a four track terminal station on a bridge over the present tracks, or in a tunnel under them.
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- Danish State Railways
- Danish Rail Transport Agency
- Danish Ministry of Transport
- Copenhagen Traffic Information
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