Copenhagen to begin work on fixing long-distance bus traffic woes

Copenhagen to begin work on fixing long-distance bus traffic woes

A new bus terminal will solve many of the issues that citizens have been pointing to over the last few years

Local authorities in the Danish capital of Copenhagen have finally reached a solution to an old problem related to long-term bus travel in and around the city. The City of Copenhagen and the Ministry of Transport and Housing have agreed on the design of a new bus terminal at Dybbølsbro that will be servicing approximately 1.4 million long-distance bus passengers on an annual basis, thus helping to resolve many of their issues.

Working to the benefit of citizens

Copenhagen's many long-distance bus passengers, bus drivers and cyclists have long been calling for a solution to their problems. The long-distance buses' three stops at Valby Station, DGI Byen and in Bernstorffsgade have created challenges over the years as they have turned into focal points of chaos during rush hour.

“Copenhagen's many long-distance bus passengers come from near and far. There has long been a need for an easily accessible terminal to be established. That is why I am incredibly happy that we now have an agreement in place, which brings together all long-distance buses in one central terminal with easy and secure access for both buses and passengers, ” stated Copenhagen's Mayor Lars Weiss.

With the new agreement between the Ministry of Transport and Housing and the City of Copenhagen, long-distance bus traffic is gathered in one place in Copenhagen - at Dybbølsbro station. Here, good access is ensured for the buses from Ring 02 and the bus terminal is connected to the S-train network and other public transport routes. Thus, the terminal will also be close to the upcoming metro in Sydhavnen, which will open in 2024 with a station at Fisketorvet.

The parties have agreed on a design of the terminal with some 15 bus stops, taxi ranks and 200 bicycle parking spaces. The terminal's location and design must ensure easy and safe accessibility for the many long-distance bus passengers who come from all over Denmark. 

The bus terminal is estimated to cost DKK 80.2 million. DKK, and is financed with 20 million DKK from the state and 60.2 million DKK from the City of Copenhagen. Work on the site is expected to begin in 2021 with an expected completion date as early as spring 2023.



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