City plotting Metro line to Sweden

Metro services to Sydhavnen and Malmø are back on the table if the City Council can get it included in the budget

The ongoing Metro construction is nowhere close to being completed, but the City Council is already looking at options to build two new Metro stations, construction magazine Licitationen reports, and one of them isn't even in Denmark. 

The City Council is carrying out an analysis of the benefits of a Metro line to Sydhavnen in southern Copenhagen along with an underwater Øresund line to Malmø in Sweden.

"We want to analyse the broad economic effects because the traditional socioeconomic analyses have been way too narrow and haven't taken congestion into serious consideration," Mayor Frank Jensen told Licitationen.

No space in budget
A line to serve the southwestern Copenhagen district Sydhavnen was proposed last year to take some of the pressure off the morning traffic in the capital, but the City Council failed to get the Metro station included in the 2014 state budget.

The Sydhavnen and Øresunds Metro stations are now back on the table, but no money has yet been set aside to fund the building of the two alternative lines, the Transport Ministry told Licitationen.

The construction of the Cityringen Metro line in Copenhagen is expected to be finished by 2019.