The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will have 29 stations over 28 kilometres
Line and stations
At six stations it will be possible to change to S-trains: Lyngby, Buddinge, Herlev, Glostrup, Vallensbæk and Ishøj.
The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will have 29 stations over 28 kilometres. The stations will be established in partnership between the Danish State, the Capital Region and the 11 municipalities behind the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail system.
It has not yet been decided which trains will run on the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail system. It has been determined, however, that standard trains will be used, to ensure stable operation from the outset.
The new Greater Copenhagen Light Rail trains will be approximately 2.65 metres in breadth, 3.5 metres high and up to 35 metres long. They will be powered via a catenary line and the trains will mostly run on their own fixed track. At crossroads and a few other places they will mingle with other traffic. A light rail train can make sharper turns, brake faster and handle steeper inclines than an ordinary train. This makes them the best option in urban areas.
One light rail train seats 200-230 passengers, which corresponds to the number of passengers in four urban buses.
Each train will have at least one flexi area with space for wheelchairs, prams and also bicycles. How future passengers can use these areas will be deciced by the owners of the project.
Facts and numbers
- The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will extend over 28 kilometres between Lyngby and Ishøj.
- It will pass through eight municipalities, with 29 stations.
- The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will run for the first time in second half of 2024.
- At six stations, passengers will be able to change to S-trains: Lyngby, Buddinge, Herlev, Glostrup, Vallensbæk and Ishøj.
- The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will run every five minutes in daytime hours, and every ten minutes in the evenings and at weekends.
- 11 municipalities, the Capital Region and the Danish State are behind the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail. The municipalities are Lyngby-Taarbæk, Gladsaxe, Herlev, Albertslund, Rødovre, Glostrup, Brøndby, Hvidovre, Vallensbæk, Ishøj and Høje-Taastrup.
- Glostrup will be the largest Greater Copenhagen Light Rail station, with over 6,000 passengers in a weekday 24-hour period, followed by Lyngby, Herlev, Buddinge, at Lyngby Centrum and at Herlev Hovedgade
- The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail system will reach an expected top speed of 70 km/h. The average speed will be around 30 km/h, including stops at stations.
- 13-14 million passengers are expected to use the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail on an annual basis. For comparison, the "Kystbanen" (coastal line between Copenhagen and Elsinore) had around 9 million passengers in 2016.
- 4,000 daily individual journeys are expected to be made using the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail, rather than private vehicles, once the Light Rail opens.
- Each passenger is expected to travel an average of 5.5 km on one Light Rail journey.
- The price of the Light Rail system is approximately DKK 6.2 billion (2017-prices), including DKK 1 billion in reserves.
- A Light Railway train can carry 200-230 passengers. This corresponds to approximately four city buses.