Køge Bugt-banen

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Køge Bugt-banen[1]
0.0 Copenhagen Central
0.9 Dybbølsbro
2.9 Sydhavn
3.8 Sjælør
4.4 Ny Ellebjerg
Ellebjerg
6.3 Åmarken
7.8 Friheden
9.6 Avedøre
11.9 Brøndby Strand
14.1 Vallensbæk
16.4 Ishøj
18.7 Hundige
21.8 Greve
24.2 Karlslunde
29.3 Solrød Strand
30.8 Jersie
36.3 Ølby
39.0 Køge

Køge Bugt-banen is one of six radial S-train lines in Copenhagen; it connects the city center to communities along Køge Bugt (the bay of Køge) and terminates in the city of Køge about 35 km southwest of central Copenhagen.

StationsEdit

Name Services Opened S-trains Comments
Østerport A, E 2 August 1897 15 May 1934 Also all other radials; named Østerbro until 1934
Nørreport A, E 1 July 1918 15 May 1934 Also all other radials; transfer to metro; bus terminal; cross-link express buses 150S and 350S
Vesterport A, E 15 May 1934 Also all other radials
København H A, E 30 November 1911 15 May 1934 Central station; also all other radials; cross-link express bus 250S
Dybbølsbro A, E 1 November 1934 Also Tåstrup and Frederikssund radials
Sydhavn A, E 1 October 1972
Sjælør A, E 1 October 1972
Ny Ellebjerg A, E 6 January 2007 Transfer to ring line
Ellebjerg 1 October 1972 Closed since 6 January 2007
Åmarken A 1 October 1972
Friheden A, E 1 October 1972 Cross-link express bus 200S
Avedøre A 1 October 1972
Brøndby Strand A 1 October 1972 Cross-link express bus 500S
Vallensbæk A 1 October 1972 Cross-link express bus 300S
Ishøj A, E 26 September 1976 Cross-link express buses 300S, 400S
Hundige A, E 26 September 1976 A service terminates; bus terminal; cross-link express buses 400S, 600S
Greve (A), E 30 September 1979 Cross-link express bus 600S
Karlslunde (A), E 30 September 1979
Solrød Strand (A), E 30 September 1979 Extended A service terminates
Jersie E 25 September 1983
Køge Nord E align=center colspan=2 1 June 2019
Ølby E 25 September 1983 Transfer to regional train (Lille Syd)
Køge E 4 October 1870 25 September 1983 Transfer to regional train (Lille Syd), Østbanen, many buses

Service patternsEdit

The basic service pattern consists of the A service which runs until Hundige and stops at all stations, and E, which runs partially non-stop until Ishøj and then stops at all stations until Køge.

HistoryEdit

Køge Bugt-banen is the only one of the six S-train radials that was originally built as an S-train line. It opened in four phases between 1972 and 1983. It was originally envisaged that its main role would be as a "picnic railway" providing access for city-dwellers to the beaches between Brøndby Strand and Hundige, but after the first phase was completed it became evident that transporting commuters were more important. Therefore, the station at Hundige was placed about 500 m farther inland than planned at first. Around 1960 the area was sparsely populated, but there were large housing projects in the 1960s–1970s. City suburbs need transportation, which is the background of the railway project. The abandoned area reservations from Ishøj until Olsbækken in Greve can still be followed on a modern map.

The railway was completed when it reached Køge in 1983. Until then the only rail connection between Copenhagen and Køge was a long detour via Roskilde.

FutureEdit

A new high-speed railway, Copenhagen–Ringsted Line, is being built parallel with Køgebugtbanen continuing to Ringsted, to be finished in 2018. This line will have a stop at a new station, located between Ølby and Køge Station, which is planned to serve as an exchange point between the new line and Køge Bugt-banen. The new station is so far called Køge Nord Station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strækningsinformation (TIB)" (in Danish). Banedanmark. Archived from the original on 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2009-01-30.