Here, you can get an overview of the various stages of building the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail.
An overview of the coming work on the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail.
2015: Proposed alignment
2015: EIA report and public consultation
2016: Introductory meetings with site owners
2016: Adoption of the Construction Act
2016-17: Invitation to tender for the construction work
First quarter of 2018: Final approval of contracts and the project
2018: Expected commencement of utility line realignment
2018-19: Expected commencement of the construction work
Second half of 2024: Expected opening of Greater Copenhagen Light Rail
In June 2014, the company Ring 3 Letbane I/S – now Greater Copenhagen Light Rail – was established, to build and operate the light rail system.
The company is headed by a Board of Directors with owner representatives, i.e. the 11 municipalities, the Capital Region and the Danish State, represented by the Ministry of Transport, Building, and Housing.
The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail shares the organisation of Metroselskabet I/S and has the same CEO, Henrik Plougmann Olsen.
In May 2014, a public consultation was held prior to the EIA report. All interested parties were welcome to submit ideas, comments and proposals concerning the environmental impacts that it was important to investigate as part of the EIA process.
Read the folder about the preliminary consultation here.
The consultation responses submitted served as input to the EIA report that was published in mid-2015.
The decision to build a Greater Copenhagen Light Rail system along Ring 3 is based on an investigation that was published in March 2013.
The investigation is a technical report and includes a description of the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail's alignment, estimated driving times, a construction budget and a provisional estimate of a future operating budget for the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail.
Read the investigation (in Danish)