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The metro of Copenhagen is hypermodern. The carriages don't even have drivers. And like the Jubilee-line in London the platforms are separated from the railwaytrack with glass walls.
Only unfortunate thing is that the tickets are very expensive; a single short ride will cost you more than € 2,-
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The S-Metro stations are recognisable by the hexagonal signs printed with a yellow S
Trains run every 10 – 15min from 5am & 12.30am
There is a lift for bicycles, wheelchairs & pushchairs, superb trains, clean and are automated thus require no driver.
The S-metro is a way to get around town quickly all stations are marked by red hexagonal signs with a yellow “S” in them – rather superman like
Trains run every 10 – 15min btw 5am & 12.30am
There is a lift for bicycles, wheelchairs & pushchairs
Routes are colour coded and for convenience of planning there is an electronic display screen that lists departures from Central station
The metro operates on a driverless system so the bonus is you can sit up front & pretend you are steering the train. Be warned though if you get motion sickness the front of the train is not for you as the train hurtles through dimly lit tunnels
State of the Art Transport
Copenhagen's Metro is one of the most modern subway networks you'll find anywhere. Perfectly accessible and fully automated. Too bad so far just 2 lines exist, and at the moment they do not serve key hubs in the city. An extension will at least connect Kastrup airport by 2007.
New and Modern
Kobenhavn's Metro system is very new and still growing. The trains are completely automated. This means that you can sit in the front or the back and see the track as its coming or going. No pesky conductor's booth in the way.
The Metro is quite a new thing in the Copenhagen transport system and still suffer from hickups now and again, requiring the assistance of the Italian constructors or American software experts. Nevertheless, it is usually a reliable system and particularly good if you need to go to the Nyhavn/Kongens Nytorv area from Copenhagen airport without using a taxi. Simply hop off the airport train at Ørestad and catch the metro straight there. In a few years time you won't need to catch the train at all as the metro will be extended to Copenhagen airport. The only bad thing now is that it doesn't stop at the Central station, but they are working on that too. Same ticket as for other public transport.
Young children are fascinated by the fact that it is a driver-less metro and often run up to the front to stand there and look. Some even play train drivers and this has become so popular that kindergardens along the metro have their own textile "drivers' panel" that they bring with them on trips. :)
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Metro service in Copenhagen started couple of years ago on two lines but set extend to the Amager beach. For internal city transport the same multi-ride ticket is valid for metro. This network has become more advantageous to people who have been outside of faster public transport. As a short-term tourist you may find it useful from the stop 'Kongen Nytorv' near Nyhavn, where it eventually connects you to the nearby s-train station.
The new Metro in Copenhagen is - eventhough having some dificulties when starting up - a very good way to get around in some parts of the city.
The Metro is not yet that long, but it is posible to use it for some parts of smaller journeys. (Also be aware that there are tons of buses and S-trains in Copenhagen)
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