KØBENHAVN’s urban development consortium Ørestadsselskabett awarded contracts at the beginning of September for design work on the next three phases of the city’s Bybanen automated metro network.

Danish engineering group Carl Bro and British consultants Maunsell Ltd are to undertake detailed design of the alignment, earthworks, track and power supplies for the northwestern extension from Frederiksberg to Solbjerg. They will also develop options for the remaining sections from Solbjerg to the S-bane interchange at Vanløse and for the southeastern branch from Lergravsparken to Kastrup airport.

Carl Bro has been working on traffic projections, operations planning and rolling stock design for the Bybanen since 1994. Maunsell is providing design services to the Comet Group joint venture which is currently building the first phase of the line. o

CAPTION: Tunnelling work on the first stage of the Bybanen is well advanced; this is the junction of the Ørestaden and Lergravsparken branches at Stadsgraven on the island of Amager