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TBM ready for launch in Copenhagen

3 July 2013 | By Erik Skotting, Director (COO), Metroselskabet

The first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is ready to start tunnelling on Copenhagen’s new metro line – the City Circle Line, or Cityringen. The Cityringen contract was awarded in January 2011 and the main construction work started in the following summer. The contract covers 15.5km of twin-bored tunnels, 17 stations…


Developing high-class public transport is a contributor to sustainable growth

22 June 2011 | By Rebekka Nymark, Head of Development, Metroselskabet

Public transport transforms and develops cities, it delivers on a number of political goals at the local and national levels and we are important players when global issues such as climate change are addressed. As public transport operators, we become successful when we manage to deliver beyond a merely supply-driven…


Underground operations of the Copenhagen Metro

30 June 2008 | By Torben Johansen, Technical Director, Metroselskabet I/S

This article gives an introduction to the Copenhagen City Metro and a brief overview of both running and planned extension projects. The Copenhagen Metro has two lines which run from suburban Vanløse to Vestamager and the Airport, both situated on the island of Amager. The first two parts opened in…