Work starts on Copenhagen Light Rail track

When eventually completed in 2025, the track will service dozens of stations stretching 28km from Ishøj to Lyngby

Construction has begun on the Copenhagen Light Rail track, with the first rails being laid down in Glostrup. 

Currently the tracks are being laid at the Jyllingevej and Nordre Ringvej junction by contractor Siemens-Aarsleff Rail.

“With the rails, it will become more obvious what we will get, which is a light rail that will contribute to flexibility for travellers and development along the entire route,” said Glostrup mayor, Kasper Damsgaard.

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Key hospital links
Due to be completed in 2025, the Copenhagen Light Rail will stretch 28km from Ishøj in the south to Lyngby in the north. 

The stretch will have 29 stations as it winds its way from Ishøj through Vallensbæk, Glostrup, Rødovre, Herlev, Gladsaxe and Buddinge on its way to the end station Lundtofte (see map below).

Major hospitals in Glostrup and Herlev will be among the stops, as will the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) up in Lyngby.

A total of 29 trains will service the line and one will depart every five minutes during the daytime on weekdays and every ten minutes at night and on weekends. 

Find more info about the coming Copenhagen Light Rail here (in Danish).