Norreport Station Capacity
Clients: Danish Ministry of Transport and Danish State Railways (DSB), Dec 1999 - Jan 2000
The Copenhagen metro system is being constructed to provide rail access to parts of the city not currently served by DSB mainline or S-Tog (suburban) services. Interchange between the two networks will be an important element in ensuring that passengers can travel easily within the greater Copenhagen region.
A key interchange will be at Norreport, on the Western outskirts of the city centre. However, construction of the metro interchange here required the use of a large and central part of the S-Tog platform. There was some dispute as to whether or not the S-Tog system was still operable in these conditions, which will be needed for many months.
The Railway Consultancy Ltd was therefore asked by the Danish Ministry of Transport to provide an independent expert opinion about the operability of the station during construction works. Key issues included the likely station stop time, the ability of passengers to exit the station, and the resulting impact of these on the train service. Following a programme of surveys and analysis, the Consultancy concluded that the station was safely operable, but this was dependent upon a range of management actions including publicity, platform staffing arrangements, minor timetable alterations, and the removal of flow inhibitors such as ticket validators. DSB management subsequently invited the Consultancy to discuss the implementation of these and other measures.
Construction works at the station were successfully completed safely, and interchange is now available with Copenhagen metro services.
Last updated: Sunday, 18th December 2016
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