Thursday, December 06, 2007

Copenhagen Metro now runs from airport.

A new stretch of the Copenhagen Metro has opened. The new addition runs to and from Copenhagen airport to city centre and is a boon to tourists, business travellers and Copenhageners, making it possible to travel from the airport to the city centre in just 15 minutes.

Travel between the airport and Copenhagen city centre in just 15 minutes! After years of preparation, the new stretch of the Copenhagen Metro to and from Kastrup Airport has opened, making it easier and faster for tourists as well as locals to travel to and from the airport. The Copenhagen Metro is the most modern in the world, and the new extension has been integrated into overall Metro operations without any negative effect on reliability, which in the first six months of 2007 was 98,5 percent.

The new stretch

The new stretch is 4,5 kilometre long and runs from Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, to Lergravsparken along the eastern shoreline of Amager, stopping at the new four-kilometre-long beach Amager Strandpark. The line extends through the centre of Copenhagen to Frederiksberg and Vanløse.

Facts on the Copenhagen

MetroRegardless of where you are staying, the beach, shopping, open countryside and links to foreign countries are just a short Metro ride away. Weighing 52 tons and measuring 39 metres by 2,65 metres, a Copenhagen Metro train is a lightweight compared to the traditional Metro trains used in other cities. It is these physical dimensions, the driverless system and the electronic monitoring and safety systems that give the Metro the unprecedented flexibility suited to the needs of a rapidly developing city. Each train can hold 300 passengers. And with a frequency of 100 seconds at peak times, you can get from A to B with great regularity.

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