Local Round-up: New route to ferry tourists between Copenhagen and Helsingør

A new ferry route will transfer passengers between Copenhagen and Elsinore. Meanwhile, Copenhagen police arrest three people at Nørrebroparken because of cannabis trade

A new touristic initiative will transfer passengers along the coast of North Zealand from Copenhagen to Helsingør and back.

It is now possible to sail to Helsingør via a new Sundbusserne route from Copenhagen starting on Friday.

The boat departs from Toldboden. Normally, the Sundbussers only sail between Helsingør and Helsingborg but for the rest of the summer, pedestrians can hop on at Toldboden in Copenhagen and go north.

Need for new ways
The idea for the new route emerged during the Coronavirus Crisis, Hans Froholdt, shipping company director for Sundbusserne told TV2.

“We have previously thought that there is a need for more transport in the Øresund, which led out of Copenhagen. And with these unpredictable corona times, we have to think differently – and we have done that by trying out new solutions,” said Froholdt.

Take a ride
The sailing trip costs 125 kroner for adults and 50 kroner for children. Bringing bikes costs an extra 50 kroner. The trip takes about an hour and a quarter. The same trip takes about 50 minutes by train and 48 minutes by car.

The ferry “Lea Elizabeth” leaves from the quay Wednesday to Sunday and begins the day with a departure at 8 am from Helsingør.

The company will test the new initiative for the rest of the summer holidays.

New metro trains – more space and more departures
Although subway passenger numbers have fallen by 30 percent during the coronavirus lockdown, Metroselskabet expects a rise in the future with eight new trains imported from Italy. These trains can fit more passengers, and are decorated differently. It guarantees an increase of space by 20 percent and more departures during rush hour. Newly purchased, these trains will serve on the M1 and M2 lines. However, the new trains will not be put into operation until the autumn of 2021 and the winter between 2021 and 2022.

Dancing and singing forbidden: Little Friday in Tivoli is back, but in a different form
On Thursday, Tivoli’s Little Friday season kicks off. However, the concerts will be of a different calibre this time. Due to COVID-19, Little Friday has been moved from the Orangery to the Lawn in Tivoli. There is room for 500 seats, divided into small groups with tape and lines. For safety reasons, concert guests must remain seated in their allotted spaces, and walk to the bar one at a time. In addition, it is prohibited to sing and dance in the audience. “We have good experience from the Film på Plænen. People are generally good at keeping their distance, so it should probably work,” said Torben Plank, press manager at Tivoli. 

Against cannabis trade: Three people arrested in Nørrebroparken
On Wednesday, the Copenhagen Police arrested three people suspected of supplying cannabis sellers in Nørrebroparken. The three arrested are expected to show up in an interrogation on Thursday. “We have long had a strong focus on Nørrebroparken and make regular arrests of the sellers. Today we have gone after their supplies. We are not done with that, so there may well be more arrests in the near future,” said Rune Nielsen, head of the Operational Special Department in the Copenhagen Police and a deputy police inspector.