Vestamager Station

Vestamager (Danish pronunciation: [ˈvestɑˌmɑˀ], lit. West Amager) is a rapid transit station of the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark. The terminus of the M1 line, it is located in zone 3 in the southwestern section of the island of Amager.

Vestamager
Copenhagen Metro station
Vestamager station.jpg
LocationØrestads Boulevard 99
2300 København S
Coordinates55°37′09.7″N 12°34′32″E / 55.619361°N 12.57556°E / 55.619361; 12.57556Coordinates: 55°37′09.7″N 12°34′32″E / 55.619361°N 12.57556°E / 55.619361; 12.57556
Owned byMetroselskabet
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened2002
Traffic
Passengers1000
Services
Preceding station   Copenhagen Metro   Following station
toward Vanløse
M1Terminus

LocationEdit

Vestamager is the southernmost station of the Copenhagen Metro, located in the southern part of Amager. Specifically, the station lies on a viaduct paralleling Ørestads Boulevard at its intersection with Asger Jorns Allé. Vestamager station is close to Kalvebod Fælled (Kalvebod Common) and next to the Metro's control and maintenance centre.

Transit-oriented developmentEdit

Vestamager is the last of six stations within the Ørestad redevelopment area on the M1 Line beginning at Islands Brygge and, as a result, has witnessed significant transit-oriented development. The vast majority of new construction around Vestamager is to the west of Ørestads Boulevard and south of the Øresundsmotorvejen. This area is classified by the master plan as Ørestads Syd (Ørestad South) and is one of four key planning and development districts in Ørestad.

In general, the northern half of Ørestads Syd will be dedicated to office projects, while the southern half will be focused on residential development. The first major residential project to be completed in the area - 8TALLET, a 61,000 square metres (660,000 sq ft), figure-eight shaped apartment complex - was awarded the title of "best residential development" at the World Architecture Festival in 2011.[1]

HistoryEdit

Vestamager station opened on 19 October 2002 as part of the first phase of the Copenhagen Metro, known as the Ørestadsbanen (lit. Ørestad paths). At the time, trains operated between Vestamager and Nørreport, with the M2 Line also running between Nørreport and Lergravsparken. Service westward to Vanløse began in 2003 and continues to this day.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ørestad overview BY&HAVN Retrieved 2012-05-26

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