CPH Metro

25Oct12

Ørestad Metro-stationHans Jørn Storgaard Andersen

Ørestad Metro-stationHans Jørn Storgaard Andersen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Copenhagen Metro (Danish: Københavns metro) is a rapid transit system serving Copenhagen, Frederiksberg and Tårnby in Denmark. The 20.5 km (12.7-mile) system opened between 2002 and 2007, and has two lines, M1 and M2. The driverless light metro supplements the larger S-train rapid transit system, and is integrated with DSB local trains and Movia buses. Through the city center and west to Frederiksberg, M1 and M2 share a common line. To the south-east, the system serves Amager, with the 13.7 km (8.5-mile) M1 running though the new neighborhood of Ørestad, and the 14.2 km (8.8-mile) M2 serving the eastern neighborhoods and Copenhagen Airport. The metro has 22 stations, of which 9 are underground. In 2011, the metro carried 54.3 million passengers.[2]

This picture was taken at Ørestad, where we stayed in Copenhagen with our very kind and lovely friends, Mark and David.

Ørestad is a developing city area in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the island of Amager. It is expected that 20,000 people will live in Ørestad, 20,000 will study, and 80,000 people will be employed in the area. The area is being developed using the new town concept with the Copenhagen Metro as the primary public transport grid, connecting the area with the rest of Metropolitan Copenhagen.

Ørestad is noted for its attractive location and excellent infrastructure, which apart from the metro includes Oresund Railway and the Copenhagen Airport as well as the Øresund Bridge close by. The regional Oresundtrains go to Copenhagen Airport in 6 minutes, to Copenhagen Central Station in 7 minutes, and in 29 minutes to the Central Station in Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city. Ørestad has once been referred to as “the largest crossroads in Scandinavia”.[2]

A map of the Copenhagen Metro with the propose...

A map of the Copenhagen Metro with the proposed City Circle Line intended to open in 2018. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Øresund Station at the Copenhagen Metro, Denmark

Øresund Station at the Copenhagen Metro, Denmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Escalators at Amagerbro Metro Station in Copen...

Escalators at Amagerbro Metro Station in Copenhagen, Denmark. Français : Escalators dans une station du métro de Copenhague. Русский: Эскалаторы в метро Копенгагена. Suomi: Liukuportaat Amagerbron metroasemalla Kööpenhaminassa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A map of the Copenhagen Metro after completion...

A map of the Copenhagen Metro after completion of stage 3 in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Interior of a Copenhagen Metro unit

Interior of a Copenhagen Metro unit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Karen-Blixen-Parc in the new subu...

English: The Karen-Blixen-Parc in the new suburb Ørestad in Copenhagen Deutsch: Der Karen-Blixen-Park im neuen Kopenhagener Staddteil Ørestad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MVI_6227 More Copenhagen Metro

MVI_6227 More Copenhagen Metro (Photo credit: mikemccaffrey)



3 Responses to “CPH Metro”


  1. 1 Temporary Copenhagen « Steffan Jones-Hughes
  2. 2 the Bridge: Malmo / Copenhagen « Steffan Jones-Hughes
  3. 3 Central Copenhagen « Steffan Jones-Hughes

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