H (S-train)

H is an S-train service in Metropolitan Copenhagen, Denmark that serves mainly the outer part of Frederikssundbanen, running partially non-stop between Ballerup and Flintholm. It is one of the six base lines of the S-train network, running every 20 minutes all days from about 5:00 until 1:00. It is the only base line in the network whose frequency is not doubled in the daytime; instead approximate 10-minute service on the outer part of the radial is provided by extending some trains on service C from Ballerup to Frederikssund.[1][2] On Friday and Saturday nights there is also a 30 minutes service throughout the night.

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S-Train on Nørreport platform.jpg
Overview
TypeSuburban rail, urban rail
SystemS-train
StatusOperational
LocaleMetropolitan Copenhagen
TerminiØsterport
Frederikssund
Stations30
Operation
Opened15 May 1934
OwnerBanedanmark
Operator(s)DSB
Technical
Line length45 km (28 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1650 V DC overhead lines
Operating speed120 km/h
H
Østerport S-train service A.svgS-train service B.svgS-train service C.svgM3 icon.svg
Nørreport M1 icon.svgM2 icon.svg
Vesterport
København H M3 icon.svg
Dybbølsbro
S-train service A.svg S-train service E.svg
Carlsberg
Valby
S-train service B.svg S-train service Bx.svg
Flintholm S-train service F.svgM1 icon.svgM2 icon.svg
Vanløse M1 icon.svgM2 icon.svg
Husum
Herlev
Malmparken
Ballerup
Måløv
Kildedal
Veksø
Stenløse
Gl. Toftegård
Ølstykke
Frederikssund S-train service C.svg
H and H+ service trains at Farum in 2007.

StationsEdit

  • Frederikssund Originally opened on June 17.th 1879, changed to S-train on May 28.th, 1989[1]
  • Ølstykke Originally opened on June 17.th 1879, changed to S-train on May 28.th, 1989
  • Gl. Toftegård opened September 15.th, 2002
  • Stenløse Originally opened on February 18.th 1882, changed to S-train on May 28.th, 1989
  • Veksø Originally opened on June 17.th 1879, changed to S-train on May 28.th, 1989
    • (skipping Kildedal)
  • Måløv Originally opened on June 17.th 1879, changed to S-train on May 28.th, 1989
  • Ballerup Originally opened on June 17.th 1879, changed to S-train May 15.th, 1949
  • Malmparken Opened May 27.th 1989
    • (skipping Skovlunde)
  • Herlev Originally opened on June 17.th 1879, changed to S-train May 15.th, 1949
  • Husum
    • (skipping Islev, Jyllingevej)
  • Vanløse Originally opened on June 17 th. 1879, rebulid and opened September 23.rd, 1941
  • Flintholm opened January 24, 2004
    • (skipping Peter Bangsvej, Langgade)
  • Valby Opened November 1, 1934
  • Carlsberg Opened July 3, 2016
  • Dybbølsbro Opened November 1, 1934
  • København H opened May 15, 1934
  • Vesterport opened May 15, 1934
  • Nørreport opened May 15, 1934
  • Østerport opened May 15, 1934

Following stations are not part of this line since 2017, before that serviced only during rush hour. They are serviced by line B.

HistoryEdit

H as a service letter was first used in 1972 for a service that was designed to be extended to Hareskovbanen, which is probably the reason why this letter was chosen. The service letter disappeared in the 1979 timetable, but was reinvented in 1989.

Name Southern end Years Northern end
H Frederikssundbanen:
all stops to Ballerup
1972–1977 terminated at Østerport
1977–1979 Hareskovbanen:
all stops to Farum
service letter unused 1979–1989
H Frederikssundbanen:
to Frederikssund, non-stop København H-Valby-Vanløse-Herlev-Ballerup
1989–2002 Hareskovbanen:
all stops to Farum
as above, plus stop at Husum 2002–2004
as above, plus stop at Flintholm 2004–2007
to Frederikssund, non-stop Vanløse-Herlev-Ballerup and Måløv-Veksø 2007-2009 terminated at Østerport
Dec 2009–2011 Hareskovbanen:
to Farum rush hour Mon-Fri; non-stop Ryparken - Vangede - Buddinge and in Skovbrynet;
otherwise terminated at Østerport
to Frederikssund, non-stop Valby-Flintholm; Vanløse-Husum; Herlev-Malmparken and Måløv-Veksø[3] 2011-2017
to Frederikssund 2017- terminates at Østerport

A limited-stop daytime line called H+ ran from 1993 to 2007, initially superseding rush-hour services Cx and Bx on the Ballerup and Farum radials:

Name Southern end Years Northern end
H+ Frederikssundbanen:
to Ballerup, non-stop København H - Valby - Vanløse
1993–1995 Hareskovbanen:
to Farum, non-stop Østerport - Ryparken; Emdrup - Buddinge - Bagsværd -Værløse
to Ballerup, non-stop København H - Valby 1995–2000
to Veksø, non-stop København H - Valby 2000–2001
2001–2002 as above, plus stop at Vangede
all stops to Frederikssund 2002–2007 as above, plus all stops until Emdrup
Replaced by extended C and A service from September 2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "H-line(pdf)" (PDF). DSB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  2. ^ "All-lines(pdf)" (PDF). DSB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 January 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  3. ^ "2011 press report S-tog(danish)". DSB. Retrieved 21 February 2012.