The station has a peculiar layout in that the outgoing (northern) track is elevated about 5 meters above the other tracks; passenger access facilities are located in rooms directly beneath the track, providing (almost) level access to the platform for the ingoing track from the bus terminal north of the station. Allegedly the idea behind this arrangement was that most passengers were traveling to/from Copenhagen, so departing passengers get easy access to their platform whereas upon arrival one merely has to descend the stairs. A similar arrangement is found at the Hong Kong airport station. A new Elevator was built in 2004.
The station was opened on 24 April 1964, ten years after the line was opened for S-trains.
<gallery widths="200px" heights="150px" perrow="2">File:RødovreStation-1.JPG|Northerly westbound platformFile:RødovreStation-3.JPG|There are two additional bypass tracks on the south side of the station</gallery>