Østerport station

Østerport station is a metro, S-train and main line 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
Metro, S-train and DSB station
Østerport Station 2005-04.jpg
General information
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 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 M4.

The station is used by approximately 30,000 passengers each day.

HistoryEdit

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

The station opened in 1897 as the southern terminus of the Coast Line from Copenhagen to Helsingør. It was originally named the East Station (Østbanegaarden).

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

ArchitectureEdit

 
Platforms stairs.

The station was designed by Danish architect Heinrich Wenck, who was head architect of the Danish State Railways from 1894 to 1921. The station is designed in National Romantic style, a Nordic architectural style that was part of the National Romantic movement during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and which is often considered to be a form of Art Nouveau.

Although intended to be a temporary solution, the original station building has survived to the present date. It was restored in the 1980s, and again in the 2010s.

ServicesEdit

 
A DSB regional train at Østerport station

The station is served by 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).

The metro stationEdit

 
Platform level of the Metro station

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 later supplement line M3, going to Nordhavn and Ny Ellebjerg. A subway between the metro platforms to Østerport station is in operating.[citation needed]

ServiceEdit

Preceding station   Danske Statsbaner   Following station
TerminusCopenhagenEsbjerg
InterCity
toward Esbjerg
toward Helsingør
ElsinoreRoskilde
toward Roskilde
TerminusCopenhagenRoskilde
CopenhagenOdense
toward Odense
CopenhagenNykøbing F/Rødby/Gedser
CopenhagenKalundborg
Regional train
toward Kalundborg
Preceding station   DSB Øresund   Following station
toward Helsingør
Coast Line
Øresundståg
toward Malmö C
Preceding station   S-train Following station
Nørreport
towards Ballerup
H
Mon–Fri
Terminus
Nørreport C Nordhavn
towards Klampenborg
Nørreport Bx
Peak hours
Nordhavn
towards Buddinge
B Nordhavn
towards Farum
Nørreport A Nordhavn
towards Hillerød
Nørreport
towards Køge
E
Mon–Fri
Nordhavn
towards Holte
Preceding station Copenhagen Metro Following station
Marmorkirken
clockwise
M3 Trianglen
counter-clockwise
Marmorkirken M4 Nordhavn
towards Orientkaj

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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