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Going east, the M1 and M2 run parallel from Vanløse to Christianshavn, after which they split. M1 goes south, ending in Vestamager, while the M2 goes southeast, ending in Lufthavnen.
Map of the Copenhagen Metro
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Platform level at Forum Station

There are 22 stations in the Copenhagen Metro, a driverless rapid transit system serving Copenhagen, Frederiksberg and Tårnby in Denmark.[1] Nine of these metro stations are underground, twelve are elevated, and one is street-level.[2] Christianshavn Station offers transfer between the system's two metro lines (M1 and M2), which share track between Vanløse and Christianshavn stations. From Christianshavn, M1 branches south traveling to Vestamager Station, while M2 heads southeast to Lufthavnen Station, which serves Copenhagen Airport. Flintholm, Nørreport and Vanløse stations offer transfer to the S-train,[1] the city's other rapid transit system which the Copenhagen Metro was built to supplement.[3] Transfer from the Copenhagen Metro to regional trains is possible at Lufthavnen, Nørreport and Ørestad stations.[1] The City Circle Line, which is under construction and scheduled to open in 2019, is planned to have 17 stations, with transfer between the current and new lines at Frederiksberg and Kongens Nytorv stations. The new lines will have a stop at Copenhagen Central Station (København H), the largest train station in Denmark.[4]

The Copenhagen Metro opened in 2002, with additional stations opened in 2003, and the M2 branch to the airport completed in 2007.[5] M1 and M2 are in total 21 kilometers (13 mi) long, of which 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) is in tunnels and 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) is elevated. Each line takes 23 minutes to travel from one end to the other.[6] The City Circle Line is intended to form a 15.5-kilometer (9.6 mi) loop around the city center, with a full circumference taking 25 minutes. The plan is for M3 to operate the full circle and for M4 to only operate the eastern half.[4] The system is owned by Metroselskabet, a company owned jointly by the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, and the government of Denmark. The metro and its 34 trains are operated by the private company Metro Service.[7]



The following two lists name the stations. The first lists the stations that opened between 2002 and 2007, while the second lists those that are planned to open in 2018 or later. The first table states the stations name, which lines serve it, whether it is elevated or underground (the grade), travel time in minutes to Nørreport, the ticket zone and any transfer possibilities available at the station.[1][2] The second table lists the stations on the City Circle Line, which lines are scheduled serve it and available transfers. All M3 stations will be underground.[4][8]

Terminal station
# Transfer station

Current stationsEdit

Street-level access to Nørreport Station
Station Line Grade Opened Time Zone Transfer
Amager Strand   Elevated 2007 10 3
Amagerbro   Underground 2002 5 1
Bella Center   Elevated 2002 11 3
Christianshavn#     Underground 2003 3 1
DR Byen   Elevated 2002 7 1, 3
Fasanvej     Underground 2003 5 2
Femøren   Elevated 2007 12 3
Flintholm     Elevated 2004 8 2 S-train
Forum     Underground 2003 2 1
Frederiksberg     Underground 2003 3 1, 2
Islands Brygge   Underground 2002 5 1
Kastrup   Elevated 2007 14 4
Kongens Nytorv     Underground 2002 2 1
Lergravsparken   Underground 2002 7 1
Lindevang     Elevated 2003 7 2
Lufthavnen   Elevated 2007 15 4 Regional trains, Copenhagen Airport
Nørreport     Underground 2002 0 1 Regional trains, S-train
Ørestad   Elevated 2002 12 3 Regional trains
Øresund   Elevated 2007 9 3
Sundby   Elevated 2002 9 3
Vanløse     Street Level 2003 9 2 S-train
Vestamager   Elevated 2002 14 3

Future stationsEdit

Escalators at the underground Amagerbro Station
Station Line Grade Opens Transfer
Aksel Møllers Have   Underground 2019
Enghave Brygge   Underground 2024
Enghave Plads   Underground 2019
Havneholmen   Underground 2024
Frederiksberg#       Underground 2019
Frederiksberg Allé   Underground 2019
Gammel Strand     Underground 2019
København H     Underground 2019 Regional trains, S-train
Kongens Nytorv#         Underground 2019
Marmorkirken     Underground 2019
Mozarts Plads   Underground 2024
Nordhavn   Underground 2020 S-train
Nørrebro   Underground 2019 S-train
Nørrebros Runddel   Underground 2019
Nuuks Plads   Underground 2019
Ny Ellebjerg   Underground 2024 S-train, regional trains
Orientkaj   Elevated 2020
Østerport     Underground 2019 Regional trains, S-train
Poul Henningsens Plads   Underground 2019
Rådhuspladsen     Underground 2019
Skjolds Plads   Underground 2019
Sluseholmen   Underground 2024
Trianglen   Underground 2019
Vibenshus Runddel   Underground 2019

Existing stations served by new lines.

The M4 was previously planned to service Trianglen, Poul Henningsens Plads, Vibenshus Runddel and Nørrebro stations on a temporary basis. This plan has been abandoned, and the M4 is currently planned to serve the København H - Østerport - Orientkaj route. Both the City Circle Line and the two Nordhavn stations are planned to open in 2019.

The Nordhavn end of the M4 will have 2 stations,[9] while the Sydhavn end will have 5 stations.[10] As the buildup areas at the harbour peninsula known as "Nordhavn" will expand towards the North-East, the M4 line will be extended. But no less than 9 versions of this extension are under investigation.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d "Welcome to the Metro!". Metroselskabet. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b Jensen, Tommy O. (2002). "Bag om metroen" (PDF). Jernbanen (in Danish) (5): 32–41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19.
  3. ^ "S-tog køreplan 2009" (PDF) (in Danish). DSB. 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Cityringen" (in Danish). Metroselskabet. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Copenhagen Metro – the history". Metroselskabet. Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  6. ^ "About the Metro". Metroselskabet. Archived from the original on 2 August 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Metroens organisering" (in Danish). Metroselskabet. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Navn på metrostation: Nuuks Plads" (in Danish). TV 2. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  9. ^!/about+the+metro/metro+expansion/the+nordhavn+extension
  10. ^!/about+the+metro/metro+expansion/the+sydhavn+extension
  11. ^ PDF in Danish

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