A (S-train)

A is a service on the S-train network in Copenhagen. It is one of the base services on the network, running every 20 minutes from about 5:00 to 0:30 every day,[1] and every 10 minutes from about 6:15 to 19:00.[1] It runs between Hundige and Hillerød, serving all stations on the inner part of the Køge radial. During daytime on weekdays, every second train continues from Hundige station to Solrød Strand station.[1] On Friday and Saturday nights there is also a 30 minutes service throughout the night.[2]

A
S-Train on Nørreport platform.jpg
Overview
TypeSuburban rail, urban rail
SystemS-train
StatusOperational
LocaleMetropolitan Copenhagen
TerminiSolrød Strand
Hillerød
Stations35
Operation
Opened15 May 1934
OwnerBanedanmark
Operator(s)DSB
Technical
Line length57 km (35 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1650 V DC overhead lines
Operating speed120 km/h
A
Farum
Værløse
Hareskov
Skovbrynet
Bagsværd
Stengården
Buddinge
Kildebakke
Vangede
Dyssegård
Emdrup
Ryparken S-train service F.svg
S-train service B.svg S-train service C.svg S-train service E.svg
Svanemøllen
Nordhavn
Østerport S-train service H.svgM3 icon.svg
Nørreport M1 icon.svgM2 icon.svg
Vesterport
København H M3 icon.svg
Dybbølsbro
S-train service B.svg S-train service Bx.svg S-train service C.svg S-train service H.svg
Sydhavn
Sjælør
Ny Ellebjerg S-train service F.svg
Åmarken
Friheden
Avedøre
Brøndby Strand
Vallensbæk
Ishøj
Hundige
Greve
Karlslunde
Solrød Strand S-train service E.svg

HistoryEdit

Since the first part of the Køge radial opened in 1972, letter A has been used for the principal service on its inner part. Before that time the most constant characteristic of service A was that it ran on the Klampenborg radial in the northern end of the system.

Name Southern end Years Northern end
1a all stops to Valby 1934–1940 Klampenborgbanen:
all stops to Klampenborg
terminated at København H 1940–1950
A Frederikssundbanen:
all stops to Vanløse
1950–1952
as above, extended to Herlev in rush hours 1952–1972
Køgebugtbanen:
all stops to Vallensbæk
1972–1976
all stops to Hundige 1976–1979
all stops to Hundige; extended to Solrød Strand evenings and weekends 1979–1983 Nordbanen:
all stops to Holte
all stops to Hundige 1983–1989
1989–1999 Nordbanen:
to Hillerød, non-stop Østerport-Hellerup-Lyngby-Holte
1999–2007 as above except all stops until Hellerup
2007–2009 Hareskovbanen:
all stops to Farum
all stops to Hundige; some daytime trains to Solrød Strand Dec 2009–

Ax, K, A+Edit

Until 2007, separate service designations were used for trains that reinforced the basic service on the Køge radial in high-traffic periods. This was in part because they had their own stopping patterns, and in part due to the then-current doctrine that a service letter such as A must not be used for more than exactly 3 trains an hour. The first supplementary service was the rush-hour Ax which started running when the first phase of the Køge radial opened in 1972. It was upgraded to the daytime K service in 1992 and quickly renamed to A+ in 1993.

Name Southern end Years Northern end
Ax Køgebugtbanen:
all stops to Vallensbæk
1972–1976 terminated at Hellerup
all stops to Hundige 1976–1979
to Hundige but stopping where? 1979–1983 terminated at Hellerup or Østerport?
to Hundige, non-stop København H - Friheden 1983–1992 terminated at Østerport
K 1992–1993
A+ 1993–1995
to Køge, non-stop København H - Sjælør - Friheden 1995–1998
as above, plus stop at Sydhavn 1998–2002
as above, plus stop at Dybbølsbro 2002–2005
2006–2007 Hareskovbanen:
to Buddinge Mon-Fri
Joined into A from September 2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Hundige / Solrød Strand" (PDF). DSB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Night Fri & Sat" (PDF). DSB. Retrieved 25 October 2011.