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Metro trains

The Copenhagen metro are served by 34 trains. Each train consists of three cars with full access from car to car.

The train is designed to accommodate many commuters travelling short distances in the Metro. Each side of the train has six wide doors, and roughly 100 of the 300-person capacity is for seated passengers, the rest standing. The seats face each other except at the ends of the train where they are in rows so passengers can look out of the large front windows. There are four large ‘flex zones’ with folding seats along the sides, providing space for wheelchairs, prams and bicycles.

Easy to clean
In designing the train, the intention was to make the trains pleasant to look at, as well as easy to clean and maintain. None of the panels have sharp corners or dirt-collecting gaps, and since all the seats are wall-mounted, the floor is free of support legs. This makes it easier to clean. All interior furnishings and technical equipment are easy to access enabling quick replacement at the workshop.

Each car has two electronic signs with information about the time, next station, bus and train connections and other relevant messages that are particularly important in the event of delays. There will also be ordinary signs with route maps and transfer indications.

Call points to the control room
Call points are located at all six door vestibules where the control room can be contacted by pressing a button. The call points can be used in emergencies. The call points can also be used by wheelchair users or preschool groups on outings if they wish to prolong the door-opening interval, for example. There are telecoil systems at all call points.

CCTV contact with the control room
Cameras are mounted in all cars so the control room staff can see selected areas of the train. If a call is made from a call point, the system switches to a camera that shows who is pressing the call button. This provides extra security to the user and reduces misuse.

Very safe door automation
By ensuring that the doors close automatically, a great effort has been made to prevent anyone from getting trapped or stuck between the doors. The closing of the doors is preceded by a distinct audio signal and a flashing light indicating that the doors are closing. If an arm, hand, handbag or the like is caught between the doors, the pressuresensitive door edges will immediately stop the doors from closing. Even small objects are detected, and the train cannot leave the platform until all doors are fully closed and locked.

The train was designed in cooperation with the Giugiaro Design team, Italy, who are renowned for their car designs, among other distinctions, over the past thirty years.

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