The biggest light-rail project in Denmark is on track

4 July 2014  •  Author(s): Mikkel Kjær Jensen, Project Director for Ring 3 Letbane I/S

Mikkel Kjær Jensen, Project Director for Ring 3 Letbane I/S

Mikkel Kjær Jensen, Project Director for Ring 3 Letbane I/S

The heart of Copenhagen has been undergoing massive infrastructural changes over recent years with the building of new Metro lines. The investment in public transport has now expanded to the outskirts of Copenhagen where a 27km-long new light-rail system will make life easier for approximately 50,000 passengers every day. For Eurotransport, Mikkel Kjær Jensen, Project Director for Ring 3 Letbane I/S, explains more about this significant and exciting infrastructure project.

Light-rail networks are now a familiar feature of public transport systems in several major European cities. The key characteristics for this mode of transportation are the offering of high-speed and frequent services. A light-rail system in Copenhagen on Ring 3 – from Lundtofte to the north to Ishøj in the south – will be one of the first light-rail networks to be built in Denmark. The light-rail network is intended to promote the use of public transport services and urban development in the Greater Copenhagen area and the 11 so-called ‘Ringby municipalities’ which include: Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune; Gladsaxe Kommune; Herlev Kommune; Albertslund Kommune; Rødovre Kommune; Glostrup Kommune; Brøndby Kommune; Hvidovre Kommune; Vallensbæk Kommune; Ishøj Kommune; and Høje-Taastrup Kommune.

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