Traffic figures: Øresund facility

The Øresund facility, which comprises a motorway and railway as well as the Øresund Bridge, is one of the most important transport links in Denmark despite its relatively short section.

The Øresund facility, which comprises the Øresund Bridge and a motorway and railway across Amager to Copenhagen Airport, is one of the most important transport links in Denmark despite its relatively short distance.

The opening of the motorway in 1997 and the railway in 1998 marked a leap in mobility at international, national, regional and local levels.  Copenhagen gained a modern and efficient transport link between the centre and the airport, which relieved the local road on Amager. At the same time, businesses and local residents in the area gained an upgraded infrastructure and the motorway was increasingly used for local traffic in the area rather than the smaller roads.

The Øresund facility has also been one of the prerequisites for the development of the new Ørestad district on Amager, while the Øresund Bridge and the Øresund facility are prerequisites for closer contact between the Copenhagen area and southern Sweden.

Vehicles on the Øresund motorway

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The table shows the average number of vehicles per day on the Øresund motorway for a whole week in 2015 (both directions)

The table below shows road traffic between two exits from 2010-2015.

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Between exits 19-20 (whole week) 69,316 71,776 73,296 74,900 76,361 79,425
East of Englandsvej 44,068 45,307 45,570 46,850 48,702 49,500

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The table shows the average number of vehicles per day on the Øresund motorway on weekdays in 2015 (both directions)

See also traffic figures for sliproads on the Øresund motorway.