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The Board The Board of Greater Copenhagen Light Rail From the left: Niels Hald, Karin Søjberg Holst, Mogens Therkelsen, John Steen-Mikkelsen, Birgitte Brinch Madsen, Annie Hagel, Helle Busck Fensvig, Søren P. Rasmussen og Henrik Thorup.

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

Karin Søjberg Holst (Vice Chair), appointed by Borgmesterforum

Henrik Thorup (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

Annie Hagel, appointed by the Capital Region

Søren P. Rasmussen, appointed by Borgmesterforum

Finance

It will cost approximately DKK 4 billion to construct the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail. An additional approximately DKK 1.3 billion will be required for train sets and the establishment of the control and maintenance centre.

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 2015
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