\r\nThe line from Lundhofte in the north to Ish\u00f8j in the south will serve 29 stations, including interchanges with almost all radial S-Train lines as well as the regional rail network. The line will also serve Glostrup and Herlev hospitals, retail and office developments, and the Technical University of Denmark at Lyngby.\r\nProcurement has been divided into five civil works packages, and three packages covering equipment, operation and maintenance. Danish construction companies MJ Erikkson, Per Aarsleff and CG Jensen have been selected for the civil works packages, and the latter has also been chosen to build the line\u2019s operational control and maintenance centre.\r\nThe transport systems contract, which encompasses railway infrastructure and rolling stock, will be awarded to a consortium of Siemens and Aarsleff Rail, Denmark. Siemens will supply 27 Avenio low-floor LRVs for the project. \r\nThe 15-year operations and maintenance contract will go to Metro Service, which already holds the contract to operate and maintain Copenhagen\u2019s metro network.\r\nAuditor EY has carried out a final quality check of the project\u2019s risks and reserves and the contracts must now be approved by the government and the municipalities along the route, which own Hovedstadens Letbane. A 30% reserve has been set for the DKr 6.2bn ($US 990m) project, exceeding the 10-20% recommended by EY in its risk review.\r\nConstruction is due to begin later this year and the line will open in 2023. Ridership of 13-14 million passengers per year is forecast when the line is fully operational, with services operating at five minute headways during the day on weekdays and every 10 minutes at other times.