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Odense station

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Odense station

Odense Banegård
Front facade of Odense station viewed from Banegårdspladsen
LocationØstre Stationsvej 27
DK-5000 Odense
Denmark
Coordinates55°24′06″N 10°23′14″E / 55.40167°N 10.38722°E / 55.40167; 10.38722Coordinates: 55°24′06″N 10°23′14″E / 55.40167°N 10.38722°E / 55.40167; 10.38722
Owned byDSB and Banedanmark
Operated byDSB
Line(s)Copenhagen–Fredericia/Taulov line
Platforms3
Tracks6
History
Opened1865
Rebuilt1914
15 September 1995 (1995-09-15)
Location
Odense station
Odense station
Location within Denmark

Odense Station (Danish: Odense Banegård Center) is the main railway station serving the city of Odense, Denmark.

Situated as a major station on the Copenhagen–Fredericia/Taulov line, it is also the terminus of the Svendborgbanen railway line between Odense and Svendborg. The first station in Odense, now demolished, opened in 1865 as the railway line across the island of Funen was completed. The current station building opened in 1995.

History

First station building (1865–1914).
First station building (1865–1914).
Second station building, in use 1914–1995.
Second station building, in use 1914–1995.

The current station building is Odense's third, having opened on 15 September 1995.[1][2] The first one, now demolished, opened in 1865 with the rest of the railway line across Funen (Dronning Louises Jernbane), replaced in 1914 by the still-existing building drawn by Heinrich Wenck.[3][4]

Historically, Odense station has been the central hub of railways on Funen, being the terminus for a handful of now closed railways:[5]

Services

The stations offers services to Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Aarhus, Svendborg and international service to Hamburg (Germany).

Other

The Danish Railway Museum is located in the roundhouse immediately north of Odense station.

References

  1. ^ "Odense Banegård Center" (in Danish). Wessing Film & TV. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  2. ^ John Borgkilde (2008-03-12). "Kommunen købte banegården for en sikkerheds skyld". Fyens Stiftstidende (in Danish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  3. ^ "Banegården" (in Danish). Historisk Atlas. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  4. ^ "The Old Trainstation". VisitOdense. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  5. ^ Jensen, Niels (1976). Fynske jernbaner (in Danish). J. Fr. Clausens Forlag. ISBN 87-11-03736-9.
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