The construction work on the light rail line at DTU is progressing rapidly. Take a look at our photo report from the northern end of the light rail and see how far the work has come with the three stations at the Technical University of Denmark.
With the light rail, it will be easier for students, employees and others at DTU to get around the large area at the Technical University of Denmark. The light rail also strengthens the public transport network to and from the area, as it will in particular link Lyngby Center and DTU better together.
On the light rail section at DTU, the light rail foundation has been laid in the form of the so-called slab tracks on Asmussens Allé, granite shards at Rævehøjvej and a new pavement on Anker Engelunds Vej. Read more about the construction work in our photo report from the area, where you can get an idea of how the process takes place when a light rail is to be built.
The picture above shows the section in a northern direction, where you can begin to see how the light rail will run on the section. The next work is to complete the path construction, which can be seen on the left of the picture. Subsequently, rails must be installed, masts set up and cables suspended. Before the light rail is to be tested, soil must be laid out and grass planted, so that in the long term the track will appear as a green corridor at DTU.
The photo above shows the light rail's foundations, the so-called slab tracks, which are seen here in a southern direction. The next task is to complete the trail system, which can be seen on the right of the picture. Subsequently, rails must be installed, masts set up and cables suspended. Before the light rail is to be tested, soil must be laid out and grass planted so that in the long term the track will appear as a green corridor at DTU.
In the picture above, Asmussens Allé is seen in a southern direction. When the slab tracks has been laid, the rails will be mounted on top of the elements. Finally, it will end with grass tracks on the section, which will be built after the rails.
Anker Engelundsvej: On the left side of the picture above, you can see the area of the light rail where the tracks are gonna be. To the right of the high edge, a lane for cars must be constructed and next to that, a new cycle path. On the far right along the cycle path, a new pavement has just been laid. In this way, cyclists and pedestrians can travel along this entire stretch of the light rail.
The picture above shows the new upcoming cycle path and the already established new sidewalk along Anker Engelunds Vej seen in a western direction. The lane for cars must be constructed next to the new cycle path. Sidewalks and cycle paths run along the light rail, so that both cyclists and pedestrians can get around.
The photo above shows the light rail section in an eastern direction, which continues towards Rævehøjvej station. In the picture you can see the division between the future light rail area, the lane for cars, cycle path and sidewalk.
The platform in the middle of the picture above is for the passengers getting on and off the train, which runs in a northern direction towards Lundtofte. Conversely, a platform will be established for passengers getting on and off the train in a southerly direction towards Lyngby Centrum and further along Ring 3 towards Ishøj station.
The red pipes in the picture above are currently empty, but in the long term they must secure power cables for the information screen, lighting and stands for "Rejsekort".
In the picture above, Anker Engelunds Vej can be seen in an eastern direction. Under DTU, a number of underground so-called "engineering tunnels" have been built back in the days. These tunnels contain a lot of pipes and wires that are intended to connect DTU's areas across the roads underground. In order to be able to build the light rail track over these underground tunnels, reinforcements are laid over it. In the foreground of the picture you can see orange pipes, which are used for drainage for the light rail. In this way, the water can run away from the light rail tracks by the pipes.
On the left of the picture above, you can see the station, which is only a short walk from DTU's Main Building 101. In the middle, you can see the previously mentioned reinforcements, which are to protect the underground engineering tunnel. In the foreground of the picture, between the two laid curbs, a lane for cars is to be built.
The picture above shows the station foundation, which will form the station close to the highway. At "Rævehøjvej" station, the first layer of track ballast has now been laid out between the platform foundations. Subsequently, concrete sleepers must be established, rails installed, masts set up and the final station established. Rævehøjvej Station will in the future function as a hub between the light rail and the buses that run on the motorway. With the light rail's 5-minute operation on weekdays, easy transfer from bus to light rail is ensured.
The photo above shows the light rail section at Rævehøjvej in the direction of Lundtofte station, which is close to Hempel. Hempel's new building can be seen to the left of the light rail in the form of the white building in the picture. On this side of the highway bridge, the first layer of track ballast has also been laid, which serves as the light rail's foundation on this section. Subsequently, concrete sleepers must be established, rails installed and masts set up.