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The company Here you can find more information about the company behind the Copenhagen Light Rail, the owner structure and finances.

The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail is tasked with building and operating the light rail along Ring 3. The company is headed by a Board with owner representatives, i.e. the Danish State, the Capital Region and 11 municipalities.

Who is behind the light rail?

The Danish State represented by the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing, the Capital Region and 11 municipalities are behind the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail.

Read more about the parties on their respective websites:

Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Capital Region
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality
Gladsaxe Municipality
Herlev Municipality
Rødovre Municipality
Glostrup Municipality
Albertslund Municipality
Brøndby Municipality
Vallensbæk Municipality
Ishøj Municipality
Hvidovre Municipality
Høje-Taastrup Municipality

Board of Directors

The 11 municipalities, the Capital Region and the Danish State represented by the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing are all represented on the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets six times a year.

Birgitte Brinch Madsen (Chair), appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

Trine Græse (Vice Chair), appointed by Borgmesterforum

Finn Rudaizky (Vice Chair), appointed by the Capital Region

John Steen-Mikkelsen, appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

Mogens Therkelsen, appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

Helle Busck Fensvig, appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

Niels Hald, appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

Jens Mandrup, appointed by the Capital Region

Henrik Rasmussen, appointed by Borgmesterforum

Finance

The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will cost approximately DKK 6.2 billion (2017-prices), including an reserve of DKK 1 billion.

The distribution of the construction costs is that the Danish State will pay 40 per cent, the Capital Region will pay 26 per cent, and the 11 municipalities will together pay 34 per cent.

When the Light Rail system is commissioned, the costs will be distributed so that the Capital Region will pay 43 per cent and the municipalities will pay 57 per cent.

The distribution key is based on population numbers, the number of stations in each municipality and the potential urban growth.

The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail is expected to have 13-14 million passengers per annum.

Annual report 2016
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