Metroselkabet has appointed Arup as part of a Joint Venture with Rambøllto to develop the Light Rail on Ring 3 for greater Copenhagen. The new light rail system includes a double track alignment of 27km and 27 stations with a rolling stock fleet of 27 light rail vehicles.
This major project was planned to promote the use of public transport as well as encourage the urban development along the route and the passage across the city to avoid interchanging in the centre.
Arup’s part of the joint venture includes the design coordination and technical integration of the light rail systems, the design of the Control and Maintenance Centre, traction power, Ground Bourne Noise and vibration modelling.
The line will follow the route of the Ring 3 Motorway Road around the edge of Copenhagen, linking eleven municipalities, from Lundhofte in the north to Ishøj in the south. The new line will run a service of light rail vehicles every five minutes at peak times with a proposed journey time of fifty five minutes for the 27km.
The Light Rail on Ring 3 follows other successful projects which Arup is working on for Metroselskabt, Cityringenand Nordhavn underground.