Copenhagen Metro Information
It is a rapid transit system that serves Copenhagen, Frederiksberg and Tårnby in Denmark and is a fully automated driverless system. It is the most preferred means of Public Transportation in Copenhagen The system began operation on 19th October 2002. It operates on two lines M1 and M2 and has a track length of 20.4 kilometers serving 22 stations. The metro system is further integrated with DSB trains, Movia buses and S-train rapid transit system. As per 2013 statistics, the metro system had a daily ridership of 460,000 passengers and an annual ridership of 55 million passengers. The M2 line also serves Copenhagen Airport. Cityringen, will be a new line serving 17 more stations and is expected to begin operations in the year 2019.
Copenhagen Metro Map
Line Map showing various Lines, Stations and routes of the Copenhagen Metro System is shown below. Click on the Map to Enlarge it. You can also download the Copenhagen Metro Map in PDF.
Copenhagen Metro Timings, Frequency and Schedule
An extremely accessible metro system, it operates for 24 hours on all 7 days of the week. The frequency of trains, differs with the day, time of the day as well as the line. During peak hours, the headway is of 2-4 minutes depending on the route one is travelling. At other times of the day and evening, the frequency of trains is between 3-6 minutes. On Friday and Saturday nights, the frequency of trains is between 7-15 minutes, again it depends on which route one is following. Sunday to Thursday nights have the highest headway of 20 minutes.
For more information on the frequency as well as the schedule of the trains, you can visit the official website at: http://intl.m.dk/#!/about+the+metro/travel+information/timetable
Copenhagen Metro Fare Zone, Ticket and Card
The metro ticketing system is integrated with bus and train services, which means that a metro ticket can be used onboard a bus or a train. An additional bonus is that, with one adult ticket, 2 children under the age of 12 can travel for free. The pricing of the tickets varies according to the number of zones travelled.
A 2-zone single ticket costs DKK 24, while a 3-zone single ticket costs DKK 36. To travel from the city center to the airport, you need to pass 3 zones.
A City pass can be purchased for a time period of 24 or 72 hours, during which one can use all of the integrated service for an unlimited amount. For an adult a 24 hour city pass costs DKK 80, and a 72 hour city pass costs DKK 200. The prices are slightly different for children under the ages of 16 , a 24 hour city pass costs DKK 40 and a 72 hour city pass costs DKK 100.
There is something called a Copenhagen Card which can be used to avail not only the metro service but also all means of public transportation in the city. In addition to this, one gets a free entry into 73 areas of interest within the city such as museums and other attractions. With this card, two children under the age of 10 can travel for free. These tickets can be bought for periods of 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours or 120 hours. The price of the card for the respective time durations is as follows, DKK 379,000 for the 24 hour card,, DKK 529,000 for the 48 hour card, DKK 629,000 for the 72 hour card and DKK 839,000 for the 120 hour card. These are the prices for adults, the prices for children are slightly lesser.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards available, you can visit the official website at: http://intl.m.dk/#!/about+the+metro/tickets
Copenhagen Metro Parking
Outside Copenhagen metro stations, metro riders are provided with the facility to park bicycles, cars, bus and taxi. All metro stations are just 2 minutes away from the parking, and one can find free parking area along all the metro station.
Copenhagen Metro Rules and Tips
Bicycles and dogs are allowed to use the metro service, however, tickets need to be bought for both of them. This information with regard to the prices of such tickets is available at the official website of the Copenhagen Metro. Fines are applicable to adults, children as well as dogs and bicycles without tickets. The fines range from DKK 750 for adults and DKK 100 for bicycles. There is no ticket required for guide dogs. If in need of a wheelchair, such services can be arranged by the management of the metro. No fee for prams and buggies.
For such information on many such travel guidelines, you can visit the official website and download the guidelines at: http://intl.m.dk/#!/customer+service/travel+regulations
Copenhagen Metro Lines and Stations
Copenhagen metro is fully automated, driverless metro, and it travels at a speed of 80 km/h. It has two lines, M1 and M2. Metro trains over line M1 and M2 started running in 2003. The routes were decided in such a way the metro could be operated over a single track. Both M1 and M2 line shares a common route from Vanlose towards Christianshavn. From here, the two line splits. Line M1 moves further towards Vestamager and M2 towards Lufthavnen. M1 line is 13.7km long and M2 line is 14.2km long.
The M1 line serves 15 stations and the M2 line serves 16 stations. 9 stations are built in the tunnel, and the rest of the stations are at ground level. You will find emergency exist every 600m, and the stations are marked with large M. Copenhagen metro is the quickest way to get around the city and they are planning to expand to 17 additional stations. A round trip on new city circle line will take almost 24 minutes. Each line will take 23 minutes to travel from one end to the other. The city circle line is under construction, and the line is scheduled to be opened in 2018. Line M3, the proposed route will be full circle and line M4 will operate only the eastern half. Copenhagen metro has 34 trains, and the system operates at four zones.
|DR Byen||M1||1 , 3|
|Frederiksberg||M1, M2||1 , 2|
|Kongens Nytorv||M1, M2||1|
Copenhagen Metro Pictures
Copenhagen Metro Resources
- Copenhagen Metro Official Website
- Copenhagen Metro on Wikipedia
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