Høje Taastrup station

Høje Taastrup station (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhʌjə ˈtsʰʌˌstʁɔp stæˈɕoˀn]) is a railway station in Høje-Taastrup municipality, Denmark, opened on 31 May 1986.

Høje Taastrup
S-tog.svg
S-train and DSB station
Høje Taastrup Station 01.jpg
Location5 Banestrøget, Taastrup
Coordinates55°38′55″N 12°16′09″E / 55.64861°N 12.26917°E / 55.64861; 12.26917Coordinates: 55°38′55″N 12°16′09″E / 55.64861°N 12.26917°E / 55.64861; 12.26917
Owned byDSB
Platforms3 Island platforms
Tracks6
History
Opened31 May 1986
Electrified1986 (S-train), 1988 (Mainline)
Services
Preceding station   S-train   Following station
TerminusBx
toward Østerport
B
toward Holte
Preceding station   Danske Statsbaner   Following station
CopenhagenAarhusStruer
InterCity
toward Struer
CopenhagenHerningStruerThisted
InterCity
toward Thisted
Copenhagen-Aalborg
InterCity
toward Aalborg
CopenhagenEsbjerg
InterCity
toward Esbjerg
CopenhagenSønderborg/Padborg
InterCity
toward Padborg
toward Helsingør
ElsinoreRoskilde
toward Roskilde
CopenhagenRoskilde
CopenhagenOdense
toward Odense
toward Østerport
CopenhagenNykøbing F/Rødby/Gedser
CopenhagenKalundborg
toward Kalundborg
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Terminus

The station is one of the largest in Denmark. It is the terminus of S-train services B and Bx on the Taastrup radial. The station is further served by regional, InterCity and even international trains.

At the south end of the railroad station complex stands "Thor's Tower" (Torstårnet), the tallest sculpture in the Nordic countries. The railway station itself has three distinctive arches, which have become a symbol of the municipality, and have given rise to the moniker "The City of Arches" (Danish: Buernes By, which in a play on words sounds remarkably similar to the phrase Byernes By or "The City of Cities").

Høje Taastrup Station in 1994

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Høje Taastrup Station at Wikimedia Commons