Copenhagen metro expansion project approved
Danish rapid transit system that serves most of Copenhagen, Tarnby, and Frederiksberg will soon receive metro extensions for the benefit of the public. The metro network will extend to two other areas as the government of Denmark and the Copenhagen City Council recently made an agreement about the extensions project.
By 2018, the City Circle line will have two more branches that will also be a part of the M4 line in the city. The line inter-change is expected to offer more efficiency by allowing regional train services from the west to reach the airport. With this, there is no need to pass by the Copenhagen Central so commuters save a lot of time.
The Sydhavn line will take off from Sonder Boulevard to the new branch then to the harbour front that interchanges with the main line and the S-Train at Ny Ellebjerg. The city council and the government are hoping to ease overcrowding at the Copenhagen Central.
The new line in Denmark will pass through the southern docks that are currently being renovated. Three new stations will begin operations once construction is finished. Expected cost for the Sydhayn line is DKr 6-8bn which is around $1.1 billion.
On the northern part, leaving the Cityring near the Osterport station is another branch that will extend to the new cruise ship terminal, serving the Nordhayn area. From Orientkaj to the area of Nordhayn, that’s about 3 kilometers. Construction has not started yet but it will very soon.
Both lines will be fully operational by year 2023. A long way to go from today but I’m pretty sure the Danish people won’t mind waiting for a more efficient transportation system.