An exercise in Time Travel: adding Cityringen and the Nordhavn/Sydhavn line
Since we've been waiting almost a decade for Copenhagen's Cityring, we couldn't wait any longer.
We've build the entire Cityring in beta mode and added it in the app.
Please note that trains won't actually run till July, 2019.
Oh, and we also included the Nordhavn & Sydhavn extensions.
They'll open in end 2019 and in 2023.
Introducing Cityringen and the Nordhavn/Sydhavn extensions
Cityringen is a 15.5 km underground railway, serving 17 stations.
The red Cityring runs underground across downtown Copenhagen, the 'bridge quarters', and Frederiksberg.
Cityringen will extend to Nordhavn via two new metro stations, and to Sydhavnen via five new metro stations.
Now, when you do an A to B search in the app where Cityringen and the Nordhavn/Sydhavn extensions will work in the future, the option will appear in "The Future" section on the results page.
Let's take it for a spin
Here's an example from Enghave Plads to Nørrebros Runddel.
The current fastest option: Take bus 3A and transfer to bus 5A. It takes 30 minutes. Golly.
In the future, via Cityringen, the same trip will take only 16 minutes with NO transfers!
Here's an example from Marmorkirken to Copenhagen Central Station.
The current fastest option: Take bus 1A for 20 minutes and pray that traffic is light.
In the future, via the Nordhavn/Sydhavn extension, the same trip will take only 12 minutes and avoid road traffic!
Cityringen has been underway for nearly a decade
The Cityring plans were approved by the Danish Parliament in June 2007.
In November 2010, the referred bidders were announced.
After nearly a decade of planning and construction, the new lines are now scheduled to open in three phases:
Phase 1: Cityringen (M3) will open in July 2019
Phase 2: The two stations on the Nordhavn extension (M4 - North) is scheduled to open in end 2019
Phase 3: The five stations on the Sydhavn extension (M4 - South) is scheduled to open in 2023
Have a look for yourself
But if you, like us, can't wait to see what Copenhagen feels like with Cityringen and the Nordhavn/Sydhavn extensions open: Just open our app, plan a trip, and have a look for yourself.
We haven't solved time travel yet but this is a start.