Metro sets passenger record

Over 54 million passengers hopped on board in 2011

January 24th, 2012 1:13 pm| by admin
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If you think the Metro has become a bit packed, youÂ’re right.

It turns out that more and more people use the Metro in Copenhagen.  The Metro has yet again broken the passenger record with 54.3 million people buying a ticket in 2011. ThatÂ’s two million more passengers than in 2010.

“In general we’ve had progress in public transport over the last years. This also includes the Metro,” traffic researcher Per Homann Jespersen told P4 København.

One of the reasons for the uptick might be all the new construction along the Metro lines.

“Many buildings are being built along the Metro’s lines, and that obviously generates more passengers,” the Metro company’s administrative director Henrik Plougmann told P4 København, pointing to new developments in Frederiksberg and Ørestad, as well as along Amagerstrand.

All the people trying to squeeze on the Metro hasnÂ’t affected its punctuality. With 13,000 departures a day, the Metro was on time 98.8 percent of the time last year.

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