Copenhagen’s new Metro is a thing of beauty, after the ugly, clumsily implemented metro lines of Moscow.
Copenhagen’s new Metro is actually a pretty amazing sight. For anyone who has ever lived in a city where every single subway line is a nightmare or where the entire subway is just a big, ugly slab of metal moving around on tracks, this must be beautiful.
The subway in Copenhagen is also really easy to use. You get your ticket at the train station, and then just hop on the blue train. It’s very similar to the London Underground with a very similar layout.
Even better, the trains run on a new line called Vejlebanen. This new line isn’t a new line, because it’s just an extension of the Frederiksbergbanen, and they run the same route on both, but it’s still very nice.
All the stations are made out of bright, white-painted glass, which makes it seem like you never want to leave. There are no seats, and you’re not allowed to stand on the platform; you get a “bench” instead.
The only problem is that the bench I got was the same one I’d gotten before, and I just ended up standing on the platform all day. But that’s not the best part. I ended up trying to stand on one corner of the platform for almost half an hour without any luck. I was very discouraged, which is why on Wednesday I took the train from Copenhagen Central to Copenhagen West/Strøget Station.
Once a day during the peak, the train makes a few stops in various cities, like Malmø, Aarhus and Aalborg.
There are three more stops in total, and they’re all pretty nice. In Frederiksberg, the train actually has a station where they have a real, working ticket-issuing machine. This is the end of the