Routes of Copenhagen Metro Lines
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Connecting Frederiksberg with Amager
The main purpose of Copenhagen metro in its current state (lines M1 and M2) is to connect Frederiksberg and the city centre with urban areas on the Amager Island (and since 2007 also the Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup). Over more than half of the distance both lines share the same tracks.
The shared section (Vanløse to Christianshavn)
Both lines (M1 and M2) go from Vanløse station through the S-train station Flintholm, then over Lindevang, Fasanvej (previously Solbjerg), Frederiksberg, and Forum to the main intersection with S-trains at Nørreport. Still together, the two lines then go to Kongens Nytorv and Christianshavn, where they split.
M1 from Christianshavn to Vestamager
M1 continues to the western part of the Amager Island with six further stations: Islands Brygge, DR Byen (previously Universitetet), Sundby, Bella Center, Ørestad (crossing S-trains and DSB train network again), and the terminus Vestamager.
M2 from Christianshavn to Kastrup Airport
M2 goes from Christianshavn to Amagerbro and Lergravsparken, which used to be the terminus before the line was extended in 2007. From Lergravsparken M2 line runs along the Øresund coast to the Kastrup Airport, with five more stations: Øresund, Amager Strand (Amager Beach), Femøren, Kastrup, and Lufthavnen (the airport).
Under or above ground
The metro is hidden under the surface in the centre (from Solbjerg to Island Brygge on M1 or Lergravsparken on M2). Several stations on all ends are on the surface (in fact, most of the surface part of M1 on the Amager Island is on elevated tracks several metres above ground).