The Copenhagen Metro is a quick and efficient way of getting around the city and neighbouring municipalities. Having started operations in 2002, this driverless system complements the local trains, buses and water buses that together form one of the world’s best public transport networks that operates 24/7. And it is being improved with the construction of two new metro lines to add to the existing two lines.
Copenhagen’s public transport is also expensive. In fact, it was declared to be the most expensive with the average price of a single journey ticket costing the equivalent of about $4.30 (Source: Worldatlas.com, Aug 2017).
During our visit to Copenhagen in April-May 2018, we had bought Copenhagen Cards that entitle you unlimited rides on public transport and entry to several attractions. Still, we did a lot of walking, so our time on the metro was limited. On one of our walks, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the construction site at the very popular City Hall Square was open to the public to take a look.
Behind the ‘Game of Thrones’ ad wall lies the City Hall Square metro construction site.
There are steps that take you up to a viewing platform.
The City Circle Line in the heart of the city is an underground 15-km loop. You don’t have to imagine how it is being done because there’s a diagram to explain.
It was interesting to see the site and some of the workmen. The boring and initial base work seems to be done here.
And you get a feel of being a part of the construction process when you stick your face in the cut-out!
The City Circle Line is set to open in July 2019. They are getting there!