Here’s why that new subway line has been built under Copenhagen’s lake

The City of Copenhagen has unveiled a brand new underground metro system that cuts across the lake and the city center, into the city’s zoo. It spans the length of the lake side and…

Here’s why that new subway line has been built under Copenhagen’s lake

The City of Copenhagen has unveiled a brand new underground metro system that cuts across the lake and the city center, into the city’s zoo.

It spans the length of the lake side and through the central city centre, making it the largest transit system in the world, spanning 28 kilometres of track. It cost more than $11.5 billion (10 billion euros) and is set to double the size of the country’s existing rail network. It was completed in time for the 2018 World Expo in the Danish capital, which last year celebrated its 40th anniversary. It will replace the four existing underground metro systems which connect the city’s large central station to 30 different locations.

Copenhagen’s new metro aims to be quicker and more efficient than the older lines: it should carry 70,000 passengers per hour and cut travel times by 20 minutes compared to the old lines. The metro is part of a wider project to upgrade the city’s transport network, which also includes a new tram network.

Each Metro stop has a shelter, and staff member are there to help people buy a ticket and their luggage. The station can be found at the junction of shopping districts on Dansk Folkebrogykamm and Tilde Street.

The new line will be all Metro8 stations, except for Nordschappelsgade which will be an extension.

Read the full story at Reuters.

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