Copenhagen gets a new metro line - City Ring with a vision of more sustainable and accessible future of public transport.

Copenhagen gets a new metro line - City Ring with a vision of more sustainable and accessible future of public transport.
11.10.2019

After 8 years of construction, the city finally has a metro line system that is about to ease the daily transportation not only for locals, but also for visitors.
Inaugurated with a grand celebration on the 29th September, 2019 at City Hall square by The Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, the new metro line is the largest construction project to have taken place in Copenhagen during the last 400 years. 


This new addition to the existing network, with stops at such popular tourism objects as Rådhudspladsen (City Hall), Gammel Strand (the historical part of the city with Strøget shopping street), Marmorkirken (Marble Church), it is the perfect way to explore the highlights of the city by metro. 

Cityringen, (translating into ‘City Ring’), is a looping 15.5 km underground railway below downtown Copenhagen,  connecting the "bro" quarters": Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro with Frederiksberg and the historical city centre. It takes 24 minutes to go full circle with 17 stations.
Taking inspiration from the Scandinavian tradition, each station has a unique identity where the colours and materials used, echo the character of the respective areas and local communities. 
In Marmorkirken, for example, the lines fossil-embedded, sand-coloured Swedish-inspired limestone resonate with the adjoining Marble Church from the 16th century.

The new M3 line and the future M4 metro both contribute to Copenhagen’s laudable and ambitious efforts to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025.