Joint effort to bring new Metro station to Copenhagen Science City
An extension of the Copenhagen Metro line to serve the coming neighbourhood Lynetteholm is currently being discussed. Original plans from late 2021 included a station in Amorparken in the heart of Copenhagen Science City. Right between University Hospital Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen’s Panum complex. Regrettably the station is no longer included in the plans currently being discussed. Copenhagen Science City-partners UCPH and Rigshospitalet are now working together to ensure that this station is re-introduced to the plans.
A station in Amorparken could become one of the busiest in Copenhagen. On an average weekday some 33,000 patients, researchers, students and staff go to and from Rigshospitalet and the Panum complex alone. Compare this to the 23,000 passengers using Nørreport or 18,000 at Kongens Nytorv and the business case for an environmentally sound rapid transit option seems solid, says Kristoffer Klebak of Copenhagen Science City.
Adding to traditional users, we are currently seeing an influx of innovative companies, that want to co-locate with the university and hospital. These companies could make important contributions to the future wealth of the nation. Providing them with better and cleaner transport options would help ensure their ability to succeed”: Kristoffer Klebak, Head of Secretariat, Copenhagen Science City.
Next opportunity far in the future
Re-introducing the station to the current hearings is crucial. The next chance at expanding the Metro net will be many years from now.
Copenhagen Science City is an innovation district in the heart of the Danish capital. University of Copenhagen, University hospital Rigshospitalet and University College Copenhagen KP collaborate with City of Copenhagen to create optimal conditions for students, researchers and entrepreneurs who want to create novel solutions for people, community and environment.
The Copenhagen Science City-partners submitted a response paper on 31 October.