Vesterport Station

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Vesterport Station is the result of a 1930 Act on electrification of the trains in Copenhagen, the S-train system, which also required new stations being built, including Vesterport. The new station buildings were built by K.T. Seest, chief architect at DSB, the Danish…

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Escalators for modern travellers

Time / Periode 1934
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Vesterport Station was built in 1934 and reflected the newest trends. The stations were built around an iron structure with plastered walls and steel windows. Facing the street was a spacious entrance between two low curved facades with large transverse bands of windows that displayed the many kiosk goods on sale to entice shoppers inside. This was a new and modern sales technique in the 1930. Ticket offices were given a practical position just inside on the way to the platforms with waiting rooms and a bar slightly further in. The stations, which are at street level, are connected to a low-level platform near the tracks and a covered stairwell. There was both a conventional staircase and the first escalator installed in a Danish station. This escalator rolled alternately up and down. Everything was set in motion for an easy and comfortable journey.

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Glenn Forster
, more than 10 years ago

Dear Sir/ Madam; I have been looking through your website on Denmark and have been enjoying it very much. On the first of July,I will be travelling from Sydney to Denmark and adjoining a Baltic Cruise. When I return to Copenhagen I will have 3 days at my leisure. I was wondering if you have any hints of where to go Souvenir and other shopping in Copenhagen? Very much looking forward to a well earned holiday of a lifetime! Thank you. Regards, Glenn.

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