The new Ellebjerg Station south of Copenhagen is to be transformed into an approximately DKK 436 million expensive central station, which will be larger than the stations in Aarhus and Odense.
This is stated in a note from the government’s traffic proposal, which has just been published. The goal of the new Ny Ellebjerg Station is to create a large traffic hub for public transport in and out of Copenhagen.
With new platforms for regional and regional trains on the Øresund line, a southern railway corridor to and from the capital will be created, and passenger capacity will be increased by making access to buses, S-trains and the upcoming Sydhavnsmetro more flexible.
When the station is scheduled to be completed in 2025, the daily number of passengers, according to the government memo, will increase from 5,000 to around 37,000. This makes the station the country’s third largest in terms of passenger numbers.
As previously described in Politiken, it is something of an engineering task to make the Øresund platforms connect with the others, because the tracks around Ny Ellebjerg Station cross each other like sticks in a game of mikado. But the desire for a new hub has been both bourgeois and red traffic policy, so the current government can expect support for enlargement.
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