For generations of Copenhageners - the most traditional and practical place to meet in Copenhagen is “under the clock” - just inside the main entrance - and in the middle of the concourse of the Grand Central Station - which also is a favourite dating spot.
Look up at the big "Clock" in the main hall - next time you pass it - and just imagine the millions of Copenhageners - and other commuters from all parts of Denmark that have met for several rendezvous - family gatherings - pick-up by relatives or friends - or for numerous other happy and trilling occasions in connection with a train journey.
As the railway network expanded - the second Central station was built in 1864 - on the opposite side near the Axeltorv complex - and was a part of a huge railway centre.
The third and present Central station was completed in 1911 - in connection with the new tube and underground boulevard track to Østerport Station - which was operating in 1917.
Cycles are welcome on the S-trains and thousands of bicycles are transported from the one end of the city to the other.The first Central Station in Copenhagen was built in 1847 - mainly to serve the very first 30 km railway line in Denmark - from Copenhagen to Roskilde.The property was located on the same spot as the present Central Station.The was also a historical - sentimental and nostalgic symbol for many Copenhageners during the past.In connection with the 100 year anniversary for the Central Station - the famous “Clock” was portrayed on a Danish stamp in 2011.