Danish King opens Copenhagen metro extension
On 23 June metro line M4 (Blue line) was extended by 5.7km over the new southern branch to København Syd (Ny Ellebjerg), with HM King Frederik X cutting the ribbon, watched by a crowd of 3000 and accompanied by the Lord Mayors of København and Frederiksberg and the Danish Minister of Transport. 
 
The line is now Orientkaj–Syd and the five new stations are expected to generate 8M passengers/year. The extension took six years to build and cost DKK 10bn; it brings the system to 43.3km with 44 stations. 
 
Line 1 of the standard-gauge København metro was opened in October 2002 and like all four lines features fully-automated operation using the AnsaldoBreda (now Hitachi Rail Italia) CBTC system. 120M passengers were carried in 2023 on 64 unmanned three-car trains, and 135M are expected in 2024. 
Danish King opens Copenhagen metro extension
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new metro extension on 23 June. (Metroselskabet) 
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