Ørestad Station

Coordinates: 55°37′43″N 12°34′45″E / 55.62861°N 12.57917°E / 55.62861; 12.57917

Ørestad is a junction station served by both the Copenhagen Metro and regional trains in Copenhagen, Denmark. The penultimate stop of the M1 Line, it is located in zone 3 in the west-central section of the island of Amager.

Ørestad
Copenhagen Metro rapid transit station
DSB regional rail station
Ørestad station.jpg
LocationØrestads Boulevard 89
2300 København S
Tracks4
Construction
Platform levels3
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened19 October 2002 (Metro)
Services
Preceding station   Copenhagen Metro   Following station
toward Vanløse
M1
Terminus
Preceding station   Danske Statsbaner   Following station
toward Helsingør
Coast Line
Øresundståg
toward Malmö C

LocationEdit

Ørestad station is one of the southernmost stations of the Copenhagen Metro system. Specifically, it lies on a viaduct paralleling the eastern edge of Ørestads Boulevard at its intersection with Arne Jacobsens Allé.

 
Ørestad Metro Station

Transit-oriented developmentEdit

One of six Metro stations within the Ørestad redevelopment area, significant mixed-use development and construction is underway in the area immediately surrounding the station. As the transfer point between the Metro and regional trains, Ørestad station and its environs, termed the Ørestad City district, will see the most intense levels of development, with a focus a new Ørestad Downtown.[1]

The two most significant buildings in the area are the Ferring Building and Field's, one of Scandinavia's largest department stores at 178,000 square metres (1,920,000 sq ft).[2] Surrounding Field's is the Ørestad Downtown, which include 205,000 square metres (2,210,000 sq ft) of commercial space. Much of the Downtown was designed by Daniel Liebeskind. Ørestad station's residential transit-oriented development is scattered in the form of smaller apartment complexes, including City Husene, Parkhusene, and Sejlhuset.[2]

HistoryEdit

The railway station opened in 2000. The Metro station opened in 2002.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ørestad overview BY&HAVN Retrieved 2012-06-27
  2. ^ a b 2010 construction update BY&HAVN Retrieved 2012-06-27

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