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Expansion of Copenhagen Airport Station

Over the coming years, Sund & Bælt is expanding the train station at Copenhagen Airport on the Øresund line to accommodate more passengers and freight trains. The project is known as New Kastrup Airport Station.

An important section

To enhance connectivity for the benefit of travellers, we operate and continuously develop our infrastructure. This includes the Øresund line, which is owned, operated and maintained by our subsidiary, A/S Øresund.

Part of something bigger

Together with the upcoming Fehmarnbelt link, the Øresund line will ensure a faster connection between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Both are vital components in the realisation of the European vision for one interconnected transport network that connects North, South, East and West. The railway will offer an even more attractive alternative for passenger and freight transport and will benefit passengers, freight customers and the environment.  

Challenged capacity

This is a very busy section, which means that current capacity is challenged. As rail traffic, particularly freight traffic, on the Øresund line is expected to increase when the Fehmarnbelt fixed link opens in 2029, the train station at Copenhagen Airport is being expanded.

New platforms will improve train operations

The expansion of the Øresund line entails two new platforms alongside the rail tracks north of the airport’s Terminal 3. Together with the two existing platforms under the airport’s Terminal 3 and new points, we will establish one-directional operations at Copenhagen Airport Station.

This means that all trains bound for Copenhagen, Funen and Jutland will leave from the new platforms, while all trains bound for Malmø/Sweden will depart from the existing platforms under the airport’s Terminal 3.

Facts about the expansion

Øresund line comprises:

  • Approx. 12 km railway for passenger trains from Copenhagen Central Station to the Øresund coast
  • Approx. 4.2 km railway from Vigerslev to Kalvebodløbet
  • Approx. 2 km railway north of the airport hangar area up to the artificial peninsula, Peberholm.

The expansion of Copenhagen Airport comprises the following:

  • Establishment of two new platforms, including the necessary adjustment of tracks and points
  • Upgrading of existing platforms, station facilities and tunnels for freight train operations
  • Establishment of an integrated transfer solution between Terminal 3 and the new platforms in collaboration with Københavns Lufthavne A/S.

Did you know that...

  1. Copenhagen Airport Station opened in 1998
  2. The Øresund line comprises 18 km railway
  3. The station’s new platforms will be 350m long
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