Transport impacts of the Copenhagen Metro


Goran Vuk

Document Type

Journal Article

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Subject Area

land use - impacts, place - urban, mode - rail, mode - subway/metro


Urban travel, Urban transit, Rapid transit, Kobenhavn (Denmark), Heavy rail transit, Copenhagen (Denmark)


The Copenhagen Metro is considered an effective way to tackle the declining use of public transport in the capital as well as inner city congestion caused by private cars. The article contains an analysis of the transport impact of the metro in the harbour corridor based on traffic counts, panel interviews and model forecasts. The analysis shows that the bulk of the modal shift to the metro derives from bus passengers (70–72%) while between 8% and 14% is attributable to car users. Between 13% and 18% of metro trips are classified as positive induced traffic.


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