Greater Copenhagen Light Rail

Copenhagen's new light rail system

 

Track, catenary system and trains to the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail provided by Aarsleff Rail A/S and the consortium partners Siemens AG and Siemens A/S.


The complete contract for the transport system consists of design, execution and delivery of the track system from the line’s southern terminus Ishøj to the northern end in Lundtofte west of Copenhagen, a total of 28 kilometres of dual track through 8 municipalities. The contract also includes the design, execution and delivery of 29 stations, complete catenary system and the delivery of 27 train sets to carry the 13-14 million passengers expected to use the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail annually.


A complex project with many interfaces

The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail is built in densely populated area and passes through busy traffic arteries. Design and execution is characterized by many interfaces to adjacent projects and the contractors building the civil works part of the project. Many solutions are worked out in cooperation to provide the best design. The same close cooperation is being established with the contractor responsible for the construction of the operation and maintenance centre.

In the design and construction phase, we are paying attention to the hospitals located
close to the light rail track and other stakeholders along the track which we handle in cooperation
with the client. In addition, there are interfaces to owners of cables and sewers, traffic authorities and
the 8 municipalities that the light rail tracks pass through.

 

Organization and structure

The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail is being built by a consortium consisting of Aarsleff Rail A/S, Siemens AG, Germany and Siemens A/S, Denmark, with COWI as the consortium's consulting engineer. Within the consortium, the areas of responsibility are divided according to each organization's expertise. Siemens is responsible for the design of the complete catenary system and power supply as well as supplying a large part of the equipment, including transformers and all train sets. Aarsleff Rail is responsible for track building, ballasting and alignment, stations as well installation of catenary system and installation work at the supply stations.

 

FACTS

  • Delivery of a complete 28 km long, dual track
  • Rolling stock, catenary system, system control and maintenance facilities, including:
  • distribution and levelling of ballast
  • track building executed as sleepered track and slab track according to design
  • installing points and crossings
  • design, execution and delivery of stations, platforms and power stations
  • design, execution and delivery of catenary system including masts and mast foundations
  • delivery of 27 train sets.

 

Client

Hovedstadens Letbane I/S

 

Contractor

Siemens Aarsleff consisting of Aarsleff Rail A/S and the consortium partners Siemens AG and Siemens A/S with COWI as the consortium's consulting engineer

 

Type of contract

Design and build

  

Construction period

March 2018 to 2024

 

UK / DK contact : +45 8734 3000
: +45 3634 4640
info@aarsleffrail.com