February 06, 2015

Copenhagen Ring 3 LRT design contract awarded

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COPENHAGEN metro authority Metroselskabet has appointed a joint venture of Arup and Rambøll to provide design services for the 27km Ring 3 light rail line, which will link 11 municipalities along the route of the Ring 3 highway on the western side of the city.

The line from Lundhofte in the north to Ishøj in the south will have 27 stations and services will operate every five minutes at peak times with an end-to-end journey time of around 55 minutes. A fleet of 27 low-floor LRVs will be required for the line, which is not expected to open before 2021.

Daily ridership is projected to be around 43,000 passengers per day, or 13-14 million passengers per year.

The project is budgeted at DKr 4bn ($US 610m) at 2013 prices, including a 15% contingency, with funding expected to come from the state (40%), municipalities (34%), and the Capital Region of Denmark (26%).

Arup will be responsible for design co-ordination and technical integration of light rail systems, design of the control and maintenance centre, traction power, ground-borne noise, and vibration modelling.

Last year Metroselskabet appointed Cowi, Denmark, to act as architectural consultant and provide traffic and construction planning services for the for the project.

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