Copenhagen's Metro: The City's Horizontal Elevator

This article describes Copenhagen’s driverless Metro, which has been created in order to move large numbers of people a relatively short distance from the city center to various urban areas. In lieu of drivers, the system employs stewards who ensure that ticketing is arranged for properly and that customers are on the right train. Funding for the system was supplied by the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Government of Denmark for the initial stages of the project, to be reimbursed as the system begins to turn a profit. The driverless component uses automated train control (ATC) with an integrated automatic train protection (ATP) system. If the automation fails, the train can still be manually operated from the central control center. While there has been some reluctance in the local population regarding the system, the majority believes the system to be safe.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 34-36
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  • Accession Number: 01043003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2007 5:47PM