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 The construction of Greater Copenhagen’s light rail system is under way

11.09.2018

The light rail system is key to the development plans of the municipalities along the light railway and, when completed in 2025, it will boost public transport throughout the Capital Region of Denmark.

The first signs of the Greater Copenhagen Light Railway will become visible along Ring Road 3 this autumn. A control and maintenance centre must be built in Glostrup. The centre will control the light rail system, and train units can be cleaned and maintained here. In Brøndby, work is commencing on the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Ringsted Line and the construction of a new pedestrian tunnel at Buddinge Station has just begun. In addition, underground pipelines need to be moved and relaid along the entire line to make space for the light rail system.

All of the above shows that work on the Greater Copenhagen Light Railway System has begun in earnest. Once the light rail system is ready in 2025, it will run between Lyngby and Ishøj and connect six S-train (commuter train) lines across Greater Copenhagen. The light rail system is expected to convey 13–14 million passengers a year.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects is the full-service consultant for Arkitektur & Landskab along the entire line, and the architectural firm is responsible for the design of the light rail’s stations and OCS masts, the control and maintenance centre, the adaptation of the affected S-train stations, as well as the design of the entire light rail system’s proposed route. The task is done in cooperation with GHB, COWI and Kontrapunkt.

Read more about the project here