Østerport Station

Østerport Station (Danish: Østerport station) is a main line and S-train railway station in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located between the districts of Indre By and Østerbro, and is named for the historic Østerport city gate, near the original location of which it is located.

Østerport
S-tog.svg
S-train and DSB station
Østerport Station 2005-04.jpg
Location8 Oslo Plads, Copenhagen
Coordinates55°41′32″N 12°35′15″E / 55.69222°N 12.58750°E / 55.69222; 12.58750Coordinates: 55°41′32″N 12°35′15″E / 55.69222°N 12.58750°E / 55.69222; 12.58750
Owned byDSB
Platforms5 island platforms (incl Metro)
Tracks9 service (incl Metro) + storage
Other information
Station codeKk
Fare zone1
History
Opened2 August 1897
Rebuilt15 May 1934 (S-train)
Electrified1934 (S-train), 1986 (Mainline)

The station is served by EuroCity services to international destinations, some InterCity services across Denmark, regular and frequent regional train services to and from Zealand and southern Sweden, as well as commuter rail services on the S-train network. As of 29 September 2019, Østerport is also served by the Copenhagen Metro City Circle Line and future (M4).

OpeningEdit

The station opened in 1897 as the terminus of the Coast Line from Copenhagen to Helsingør. The station is used by approximately 30,000 passengers each day.

HistoryEdit

 
The station under construction in 1896–1897.
Peter Elfelt.

The station was designed by Heinrich Wenck and built in 1897, and originally named the East Station (Østbanegaarden). The original station building has survived to the present date, and was restored in the 1980s.

It was originally the terminus for the Coast Line, but when the station was connected with Nørreport Station via the Boulevard Line in 1917, the terminus moved to Copenhagen Central Station. In 1934, the station started serving S-trains.

ServicesEdit

 
A DSB regional train at Østerport station

The station is served by EuroCity services to international destinations, some InterCity services across Denmark, regular and frequent regional train services to and from Zealand and southern Sweden, as well as commuter rail services on the S-train network. By 2019, the service was included the Copenhagen Metro as well (future line M4).

 
Platform level of the Metro station

The metro stationEdit

The Copenhagen Metro line M3 (opened 2019) on the City Circle Line serves another station called Østerport. The metro station is located under the street Østbanegade with the staircase towards Østerport station. Another line M4 will later supplement line M3, going to Nordhavn and Ny Ellebjerg. A subway between the metro platforms to Østerport station is planned in the future.[citation needed]

ServiceEdit

Preceding station   S-train   Following station
HTerminus
C
toward Klampenborg
BxTerminus
B
toward Holte
toward Køge
E
toward Hillerød
A
toward Farum
Preceding station   Copenhagen Metro   Following station
M3
toward Nørrebro
toward København H
M4Terminus
Preceding station   DSB Øresund   Following station
toward Helsingør
Coast Line
Øresundståg
toward Malmö C
Preceding station   Danske Statsbaner   Following station
toward Helsingør
ElsinoreRoskilde
toward Roskilde
TerminusCopenhagenRoskilde
CopenhagenOdense
toward Odense
CopenhagenNykøbing F/Rødby/Gedser
CopenhagenKalundborg
toward Kalundborg

Cultural referencesEdit

Østerport station is seen at 1:24:15 (track 13) and again at 1:24:48 /track 5/) in the 1975 Olsen-banden film The Olsen Gang on the Track.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Film 7 Olsen banden på sporet / Die Olsenbande stellt die Weichen". olsenbande-homepage.de (in German). Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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