Government shells out big to boost public transport

The deal sets aside 263 million kroner for a Metro line in Sydhavn

June 13th, 2014 1:56 pm| by admin
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The Transport Ministry has revealed that the government has agreed to spend one billion kroner on improving the nation’s public transport infrastructure and reducing traffic congestion in cities.

The deal sets aside 263 million kroner for a Metro line in the Sydhavn district of the city and 180 million kroner to improving conditions for bicyclists around Denmark via the so-called super bicycle lanes and better parking options.

“Now we’ll give public transport throughout the country a lift,” Magnus Heunicke, the transport minister, said in a press release. “It is geared towards light rails, the Metro, buses and bicycles, the things that Danes depend on every day.”

READ MORE: City plotting Metro line to Sweden

Light rail bonanza
The remaining funds will go to the light rail in Aarhus and adding a station at Denmark’s Technical University in Lyngby for the Ring 3 light rail in Copenhagen. Money has also been earmarked for continued work on a commuter rail near Esbjerg in west Jutland.

Finally, the government set aside funds to look into several long-term projects, including a modernisation of the S-trains and new light rails in the capital region.

For a look into the complete public transport plan, click here (in Danish).

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