Cityring consists of 17 new stations in central Copenhagen and will be completed in 2019.
In collaboration with the municipal authorities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the Danish government has concluded a contract to expand the existing Metro with a new city circle line (Cityringen).
Cityringen is a completely new Metro line constructed on the same principles as the existing Copenhagen Metro net. The Cityringen circle line will be a 15 km underground railway under downtown Copenhagen, the “bridge quarters” and Frederiksberg. Cityringen will have 17 underground stations.
Once Cityringen two new lines, M3 and M4, are in service, passengers will be able to transfer to the existing Metro at the Kongens Nytorv and Frederiksberg stations.
A large number of changes to the city’s utility grid had to be implemented first. These took place primarily in 2010 and 2011. Around the same time, archaeologists from The Museum of Copenhagen worked on what the museum terms “Northern Europe’s largest archaeological excavation to date”. In the following years tunnels and stations will be constructed. The tunnels are each approximately 15.5 km long. Cityringen is to open in 2019.
One capital city, one transportation system
Once Cityringen’s two new lines, M3 and M4, are in service, passengers will be able to transfer to the existing Metro at the Kongens Nytorv and Frederiksberg stations. It will also be possible to transfer to the regional rail and commuter train network at Copenhagen Central, Østerport, and Nørrebro stations. Cityringen will reduce travel times dramatically. To take just a few examples, a journey from Nørrebro Runddel to Enghave Plads will take seven minutes; from Nørrebro station to Trianglen, six minutes; and from Poul Henningsens Plads to Rådhuspladsen, eight minutes.
The Cityringen underground railway will be approximately 15.5 km long underground railway.
Cityringen will have frequent departures and operate without a pre-defined timetable – something with which we are already familiar on the Metro.
The average travelling speed through the city will be 40 km/h, stops at stations included.
It will take approximately 24 minutes to travel all the way around the circle line. When trains are running in both directions, the longest single trip will take approximately 14 minutes.
Cityringen will be completed in 2019.
(Text:Metroselskabet; Photo: www.dkroyalpress.dk)