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
The table shows the average number of vehicles per day on the Øresund motorway for a whole week in 2018 (both directions)
The table below shows road traffic between two exits from 2012-2018.
|Between exits 19-20 (whole week)||73,296||74,900||76,361||79,425||82,359||85,651||86,722|
|East of Englandsvej||45,570||46,850||48,702||49,500||51,694||53,262||54,059|
The table shows the average number of vehicles per day on the Øresund motorway on weekdays in 2018 (both directions)