A joint venture (JV) between Arup and Rambøll has received a contract from Copenhagen metro operator Metroselkabet to develop the Light Rail on Ring 3 for greater Copenhagen, Denmark.
Under this contract, the JV will be responsible for the works, including design coordination and technical integration of the light rail systems, the design of the control and maintenance centre, traction power, ground bourne noise and vibration modelling.
With this project, Metroselkabet is aimed to encourage the use of public transport and also to boost urban development along the route.
The 27km-long new light rail system has 27 stations along the route with a rolling stock fleet of 27 light rail vehicles.
It will follow the route of the Ring 3 Motorway Road around the edge of Copenhagen, connecting 11 municipalities, from Lundhofte in the north to Ishøj in the south.
The new line will also offer service of light rail vehicles every five minutes at peak times and it is estimated that the trains will be able to cover the line within 55min.
For Metroselskabt, Arup is currently working on Cityringen and Nordhavn underground projects.
The Copenhagen Metro Team (CMT) recently completed a segment of the tunnelling programme beneath Copenhagen Central Station (Copenhagen H) as part of Cityringen project.
The kr21.3bn ($3.23bn) Cityringen project will see the construction of two 17.4km tunnels and 17 new stations, forming a new circular line in the city centre.
Image: Copenhagen Ring 3 light rail will follow the route of the Ring 3 Motorway Road around the edge of Copenhagen linking eleven municipalities. Photo: courtesy of Arup.