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The Copenhagen Metro

In 1995, the work to expand public transport in Copenhagen began by constructing an entirely new metro.

MetrotogPhoto: Metroselskabet

The Metro has been constructed in stages and the first of which was completed in 2002. The final stage of the current metro was completed in 2007. It is now possible to travel from the departure and arrivals hall at Copenhagen Airport to the Copenhagen city centre in merely 14 minutes with  departures every fourth minute.

The Copenhagen Metro has a total of 22 stations  – 9 of which are underground. The 22 stations are situated along the tracks, which run from Copenhagen Airport and Vestamager respectively to Vanløse. The entire stretch is 21 km long. The Metro uses driverless trains and operates 24 hours daily.

Since the opening of the Metro, it has been highly popular. In 2010, 52 million passengers made use of the approximately 13,000 daily departures with a punctuality record of 98.2 per cent. The Metro also has also a high operational reliability and customer satisfaction, which resulted in the Copenhagen Metro in 2010 being awarded the prizes for “Best Metro” and “Best Driverless Metro” at the annual MetroRail Congress in London.