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.