The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail

urban development with new infrastructure

The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will run from Ishøj in the south to Lundtofte in the north and connect Copenhagen's municipalities across the existing network of S-train lines.

The project includes the design of 27 stations, 16 substations, and a control and maintenance center. In addition to this, we have processed 28 km of urban and landscape spaces along the upcoming Light Rail.

In the initial phase, a comprehensive landscape analysis and contributions to EIA studies were made. At the same time, the team prepared a design manual - a
communication-oriented manual meant to meant to both explaine and visualize the concept as well as inspire and motivate all stakeholders. In the subsequent phase, the design manual was further developed along with other advisory packages for use in various types of tenders.

GHB has, in an educational and rewarding interdisciplinary collaboration, contributed witin the field of planning and mobility, locally targeted traffic solutions, development of urban spaces and climate adaptation. We have focused on incorporating road safety, accessibility, noise shielding, climate protection, and space for trees and urban life in settings with otherwise distinctive character of traffic corridors.

The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail is expected to have 13-14 million passengers per annum and to be ready for use in 2023/2024.

Illustrations: GPA

Client
Hovedstadens Letbane
Year
2014-2016 (project follow-up -2023)
Size
27 stations and 28 km of urban spaces
In collaboration with
Gottlieb Paludan Architects, COWI and Kontrapunkt
Role
Sub-consultant: EIA, industrial design, accessibility, climate adaption, sustainable urban development and landscape design
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