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Facts about the light rail

The light rail Anker Engelunds Vej DTU
  • The light rail has been agreed in the parliament by unanimous consent. The maiden voyage will be by the end of 2025, but already in 2024 trial run will begin.
  • 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 8 billion
  • One light rail train can carry 260 passengers. This corresponds to approximately four buses.
  • From Lundtofte in the North - till it terminates in Ishøj in the South the train will run 28 km.
  • It will pass through eight municipalities stopping at 29 stations.
  • At six stations, passengers will be able to change to S-trains: Lyngby, Buddinge, Herlev, Glostrup, Vallensbæk and Ishøj.
  • 7 stations will be in Lyngby-Taarbæk. At Lyngby Station the light rail will connect to the S-train. Lyngby Station will be a major traffic hub with parking, 800 bicycle parking spots, light rail and S-train. At Lyngby Centrum, the train will stop at Lyngby Hovedgade, the main shopping street in Lyngby. The station will be situated right between the shopping center and the big department store Magasin.
  • Further North, the train will stop at Fortunbyen, providing large housing areas convenient means of transport. Going North again, there will be 3 stops at the Technical University of Denmark, serving 13,000 students at 4,000 employees.
  • The station furthest North is Lundtofte. When the light rail arrives, the area will be transformed. Hundred of employees at the large businesses, thousands of residents in the large housing areas and tourist will enjoy the light rail. From Lundtofte Station there will be only 1 kilometer to the wood and 2 kilometer to the Eremitage Castle. The amusement park Bakken is close by.