Malmö Sweden Denmark
Area servedCopenhagen, Denmark
Malmö, Sweden
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines1
Operation will start2035?
System length22.1 km (13.7 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The Øresund Metro is a proposed rapid transit service for the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden.[1] It would complement the current Øresund heavy rail line.


In September 2011, the local governments in Copenhagen and the neighbouring Malmö in Sweden announced that they were seeking European Union funding to study a potential metro line under the Øresund to the neighbourhood of Malmö Central Station, providing faster trips and additional capacity beyond that of the existing Øresund Bridge.[2] The study, for which the EU granted funding in the following December,[3] will consider both a simple shuttle between the two stations and a continuous line integrated with the local transport networks on each side, and they anticipate a travel time of 15 minutes between the two city centers.[4] Work on the study is expected to continue until 2020.[5]

In May 2018 the Oresundsmetro Executive was announced, formed of representatives from the two cities, industry and researchers, to explore the proposal to link Copenhagen and Malmö via a driverless metro system, with travel time of around 20 minutes compared to 35 minutes by train.[6] Capacity constraints are expected on the Oresund Line rail services once the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link is completed, and the €4 billion metro proposal would ease this bottleneck.


The line is planned to have capacity for 36 trains per hour in each direction, a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) and be connected to the existing Copenhagen Metro system.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Denmark – Sweden cross-border metro project moves forward". Metro Report. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Mikael Anjou (5 September 2011). "Sundsmetro blir fråga för EU" [Sound metro becomes question for the EU] (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012.
  3. ^ Ole Rothenborg (16 December 2011). "T-bana till Danmark i sikte" [Metro to Denmark in sight] (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012.
  4. ^ Malmö stad (5 September 2011). "Förstudie om Öresundsmetron påbörjas" [Preliminary study about the Öresund metro is begun] (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 29 November 2011.
  5. ^ Bredin, Maria. "Rapporter Öresundsmetrons 4 faser". malmo.se. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Copenhagen and Malmo want to build the 'first international metro in the world'". Euronews. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  7. ^ "The Öresund Metro: facts and figures". Malmo.se. Retrieved 12 July 2019.