Copenhagen Metro

Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2018 work began on Copenhagen’s metro line M4 Sydhavn. When the underground line opens in 2024, the southern part of Copenhagen will be connected to the metro network. And this will make mobility with public transport even more convenient in the Danish capital.

The underground line will have five new underground stations: Havneholmen, Enghave Brygge, Sluseholmen, Mozarts Plads and Nye Bygge. The 4.5 kilometer long route in the South of the city extends the M4 line, whose northern end, the Nordhavn line, was also realized by HOCHTIEF (in a joint venture). In 2019 this section was handed over to the public. This means that in future it will be possible to travel with the underground from Nye Bygge via a few stations of the urban ring to Orientkaj in Nordhavn.

The design-and-build project includes construction of two 4.4 kilometer long tunnels using two earth-pressure-assisted tunnel boring machines (TBM) as well as construction of the five metro stations and two intersection structures. The project also includes implementation of the operating technology, the interior work and the tunnel ventilation systems.

A special feature: each station was decorated by artists. Art is integrated into the architecture of the railway stations and is designed to transform them into special places. This certainly makes the construction of the underground stations a special task.



  • Country: Denmark
  • Client: Metroselskabet
  • Construction time: 2018 – 2024
  • Contract value approx. EUR 460 million