No metro from early evening until early morning due to renovations, the changes affect all lines
The tracks of the Copenhagen metro lines need regular grinding, therefore until the 20 November the metro will close several lines from 19:00 to 06:00.
The article continues below.
By Bente D. Knudsen
The Copenhagen Metro Company announced the closure of the M3(Cityringen) and M4 lines from 19:00 until 06:00 last week and the work will continue this week until the 18 November.
The M1 and the M2 will run on a different schedule and with changed stops at certain intervals between 20:00 and 24:00 and also in the middle of the night this work will continue until the 20 November.
Unfortunately the Metro Company has not updated their English language site with detailed information, so we recommend readers, who normally just go off to take the metro, to check that the metro line they usually take is running or not.
We have tried at the end of the article to give a brief English language version of the main changes this week.
Metro buses will assure the transport of passengers on the lines when there is no train..
The reason is a needed grinding of the tracks to ensure a smooth running of the metro, as it has to be done, the Metro Company has opted for a nighttime solution. Also the M3 needs an upgrade to get a better mobile phone coverage on some parts of the line and this work is being done as well.
Capacity on the buses is reduced to a maximum of 40 passengers due to the epidemic, the company therefore warns that even if they are setting in more bus capacity it will mean delays and longer travel times as the buses transport fewer people than the metro can.
During the daytime, from 06:00 to 19:00, all metro lines should run on their normal schedule.
Lines affected are the M1, M2, M3 and M4
M1/M2: Monday 16 November from 00:50-01:15 and 04:00-04:30 there are no trains between Vanløse – Forum. And from 01.15-04:00 all passengers between Vanløse and Vestamager must change trains at Frederiksberg.
M3/M4: Monday 16 November from 19:00 – 06:00 the M3/M4 is closed. Train buses leaving with 10-minute interval will assure the transport instead from 19:00-01:00 on the M3 line and on the M4 line from Kongens Nytorv to Orientkaj froom 19:00 – 06:00.
M1/M2: Tuesday 17 November from 00:50-01:15 and 03:55-04:30 there will be no trains from DR byen to Vestamager.
M3/M4: Tuesday 17 November from 19:00 – 06:00 the M3/M4 is closed. Train buses leaving with 10-minute interval will assure the transport instead from 19:00-01:00 on the M3 line and on the M4 line from Kongens Nytorv to Orientkaj froom 19:00 – 06:00.
M1/M2: Wednesday 18 November from 00:45-01:15 and 03:58-04:30 there will be no trains between Nørreport – Amager Strand and Nørreport – DR Byen. From 01:15-03:58 passengers between Vanløse – Airport must change trains at Christianshavn.
M3/M4: Wednesday 18 November from 19:00 – 06:00 the M3/M4 is closed. Train buses leaving with 10-minute interval will assure the transport instead from 19:00-01:00 on the M3 line and on the M4 line from Kongens Nytorv to Orientkaj froom 19:00 – 06:00.
M1/M2: Wednesday 18 November from 23:00-06:00 buses will run on the metro stretch Vanløse – Aiport and Vanløse – Vestamager. Travel times may be longer than usual.
M1/M2: Thursday 19 November from 23:00-06:00 there will be buses from Christianshavn – Vestamager due to tests on the stretchg. Longer travel times and some interruptions are to be expected.
M1/M2: Friday 20 November from 00:48-01:15 and 04:00-04:30 there will be no trains between Fasanvej – Christianshavn.
Support our magazine with a contribution of any size
We do not want to put up a pay-wall, so we need your support and if you find our content relevant and worthwhile, we would value any contribution, however big or small, as a token of your appreciation of our efforts.
How to support:
Transfer any contribution to our bank account at: Your Danish Life/ Danish Expat Media Aps
Danske Bank Account number: 3409 11405673
IBAN: DK68 3000 0011 4056 73
or MobilePay to 2144 1224