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City-wide driverless trains in Denmark
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Connect Copenhagen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an innovative design - focused transportation system 

The Partners

 Hitachi and its subsidiary Hitachi Rail STS has joined forces with Copenhagen and Metro company to create a seamless transport system, which fits into the city's current design and infrastructure.


In 2002, Hitachi Rail STS in cooperation with Metroselskabet were contracted to design, manufacture and build an efficient rail network to Copenhagen. The collaboration resulted in a safe, fast and comfortable metro system, which makes it easy for the people of Copenhagen to get from A to B in minutes. The driverless system was introduced by contemporary advanced technology, and it was a leading initiative in the transport sector. 

The Future

Based on the success of this project, Hitachi and Hitachi Rail STS launched the next stage – the Cityringen – on September 29, 2019. The line has 16 km of double track and 17 additional stations. Similar to the current network it operates 24 hours a day with 98% service coverage.

About Metroselskabet

Metro Company, the company that owns the Copenhagen Metro, has also undertaken the construction of the City Circle. The daily operation and maintenance of the Copenhagen Metro is outsourced to Metro Service.

About Hitachi Rail STS

A leading international technology company specializing in railway signaling and integrated transport systems for public transport and railway services for passengers and freight.

Hitachi Rail STS plans, designs, manufactures, builds and stands for signaling components, systems and integrated mobility solutions for the management and control of new and upgraded railway, transport and shipping lines worldwide.

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Hitachi Rail

  • Release Date: March 2017
  • Solutions By: Hitachi Rail STS