Light rail project in Copenhagen: the Ring 2½ corridor

Jonas Lohmann Elkjær Andersen, Alex Landex, Otto Anker Nielsen

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    Abstract

    The need for high class public transport service of the increasing travel across the radial urban structure of the greater Copenhagen region was examined through planning of a light rail. The exact corridor (defined as the Ring 2½ corridor) and alignment of the light rail were documented and the locations of stops were examined through analyses of catchment areas. The timetable of the light rail was determined through travel time and correspondences with other high class public transport lines/corridors. The justification of the light rail was examined through factors like traffic impacts, operation economy, socioeconomics and strategic impacts. The light rail shows a good result on most factors. But it displays socioeconomic non-viability. However, this was expected when using the standard procedures. But the Ring 2½ light rail shows a better socioeconomic result than many other examined light rail projects
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrafikdage 2006
    Publication date2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventThe Annual Danish Transport Conference - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 28 Aug 200629 Aug 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceThe Annual Danish Transport Conference
    LocationAalborg University
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityAalborg
    Period28/08/200629/08/2006

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