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B (S-train)

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B, Bx
An advertisement train at Østerport station
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerBanedanmark
LocaleMetropolitan Copenhagen
TerminiHillerød
Høje Taastrup
Stations29
Service
TypeSuburban rail, urban rail
SystemS-train
Operator(s)DSB
History
Opened15 May 1934
Technical
Line length39 km (24 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1650 V DC overhead lines
Operating speed120 km/h
B and Bx
Farum
Holte S-train service E.svg
Værløse
Virum
Hareskov
Sorgenfri
Bagsværd
Lyngby
Stengården
Jægersborg
Buddinge
Gentofte
Vangede
Bernstorffsvej
Ryparken S-train service F.svg
S-train service C.svg
Hellerup S-train service F.svg
<S-train service Bx.svg S-train service B.svg>
Svanemøllen
Nordhavn
Østerport S-train service H.svgM3 icon.svg
Nørreport M1 icon.svgM2 icon.svg
Vesterport
København H M3 icon.svg
Dybbølsbro
S-train service A.svg S-train service E.svg
Carlsberg
Valby
S-train service C.svg S-train service H.svg
Danshøj S-train service F.svg
Hvidovre
Rødovre
Brøndbyøster
Glostrup
Albertslund
Taastrup
Høje Taastrup

B is a service on the S-train network in Copenhagen. It runs between Farum and Høje Taastrup and provides stopping services on the S-train system's Farum radia and Tåstrup radial.

B is one of the base services on the network, running every 20 minutes from about 5:00 to 1:00 every day, and every 10 minutes between about 6:00 to 19:00 on weekdays. On Friday and Saturday nights there is also a 30 minutes service throughout the night.[1]

History

Since the first part of the Taastrup radial opened in 1953, letter B has been used for its principal service. Before that the characteristic of service B was that it was the stopping trains to Holte.

Name Southern end Years Northern end
1b terminated at København H 1936–1940 Nordbanen:
all stops to Holte
Frederikssundbanen:
all stops to Valby
1940–1941
all stops to Vanløse 1941–1949
all stops to Ballerup 1949–1950
B terminated at København H 1950–1953
Vestbanen:
all stops to Glostrup
1953–1963
all stops to Taastrup 1963–1979
1979–1986 Hareskovbanen:
all stops to Farum
all stops to Høje Taastrup 1986–1989
1989– Nordbanen:
all stops to Holte

Bb, L, B+

From 1972 to 1979, the service on the Taastrup branch was supplemented on weekdays by service E (q.v.). In 1979 a separate daytime reinforcement service Bb was created; it ran every 20 minutes with a 10-minute offset to service B such that the Tåstrup radial effectively had a 10-minute frequency. Under the timetable doctrine followed in those years, a service letter such as B could not be used for more than exactly 3 trains an hour, so a separate service designation was needed for these daytime supplements. They later changed their name to L and then to B+, and were finally folded into B with the 2007 timetable.

Name Southern end Years Northern end
Bb Vestbanen:
all stops to Taastrup
1979–1986 terminated at Hellerup
all stops to Høje Taastrup 1986–1989
L 1989–1995 Nordbanen:
all stops to Holte
B+ 1995–2007
Joined into B from September 2007

Bx

Rush-hour supplements for B ran from 1955:

Name Southern end Years Northern end
terminated at København H 1955–1963 Nordbanen:
all stops to Lyngby
Vestbanen:
all stops to Hvidovre
1960–1963 terminated at Hellerup
Bx to Taastrup, non-stop København H - Hvidovre 1963–1972 to Lyngby, non-stop Østerport - Bernstorffsvej
to Taastrup, non-stop København H - Valby - Glostrup 1972–1979
1979–1986 Hareskovbanen:
to Farum, non-stop Østerport - Kildebakke and Bagsværd - Værløse
as above, extended to Høje Taastrup 1986–1989
as above, plus all stops until Valby 1989–1993 as above, plus stop in Vangede
to Høje Taastrup, non-stop København H - Valby 1993–1995 to Hellerup, non-stop from Østerport
as above, except non-stop Valby - Glostrup 1995–2001 terminated at København H
2001–2002 to Hellerup, non-stop from Østerport
2002–2004 all stops to Hellerup
to Høje Taastrup daytime Mon-Fri; non-stop Danshøj - Glostrup 2005 Klampenborgbanen:
all stops to Klampenborg daytime Mon-Fri
No service in 2006 due to infrastructure works
Bx to Høje Taastrup rush hour Mon-Fri; non-stop Danshøj - Glostrup 2007-2009 Hareskovbanen:
to Farum rush hour Mon-Fri; non-stop Ryparken - Vangede and in Skovbrynet
as above, but only morning rush Dec 2009– terminates at Østerport

References

  1. ^ "DSB S-train valid until December 2017" (PDF). DSB. p. 3:8 for line B (&Bx).
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