Underground operations of the Copenhagen Metro

30 June 2008  •  Author(s): Torben Johansen, Technical Director, Metroselskabet I/S

This article gives an introduction to the Copenhagen City Metro and a brief overview of both running and planned extension projects.

The Copenhagen Metro has two lines which run from suburban Vanløse to Vestamager and the Airport, both situated on the island of Amager. The first two parts opened in 2002 and 2003 respectively and the extension from Lergravsparken, which link the first two parts of the Metro with the Copenhagen Airport, opened in late 2007. It takes 23 minutes to travel through the entire system, though most passengers spend a maximum of 6-7 minutes at a time in the Metro. The lines cover 21km – 10km in tunnels and 11km on elevated tracks and embankments.

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