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The results of the this years awards are in..

And the the winner of "Best Metro 2008" is:
( Copenhagen Metro ) :banana:


Copenhagen metro wins “World’s Best Metro” award
11-04-2008

Industry experts from capitals around the world have voted Copenhagen Metro the best metro in the world in competition with metro systems in London, Madrid, Singapore and elsewhere.

The award was given for the Metro's high operational reliability, the speed with which the new line to Copenhagen Airport was built, high passenger satisfaction and the system's safety level, writes the metro company in its press release.

Copenhagen Municipality is among the three owners of the Metro and was represented at the award ceremony by City Council member Jesper Christensen.

"As a capital and a great city, it is a tremendous honour and satisfaction to receive such an award for our Metro. However, I also think that this recognition is clear proof that it is the right thing now to expand the existing Metro with the City Ring Line as a start, which will be completed in 10 years - hopefully to be followed by more lines," says Jesper Christensen.

“That industry experts from metro systems such as London, New York and Tokyo think that Copenhagen Metro is the world’s best is a great honour. Their systems have been refined over many years whereas we continue to be among the youngest members of the world’s metro family. Luckily though, it is not just our colleagues who are impressed by Copenhagen Metro. Our latest customer satisfaction survey shows that 98 per cent of our customers are either satisfied or very satisfied. It is the best survey result since the opening of the Metro in 2002,” says Henning Christophersen Chairman of the Metroselskabet I/S.

Copenhagen Metro was opened on 19 October 2002 and is among the world’s latest, most advanced and high frequency metro systems with fully automatic un-manned trains.

Approximately 40 million passengers used the Metro in 2007
http://www.copcap.com/composite-11098.htm

The 2008 awards:


Best Metro:

( Copenhagen Metro )

Best Metro Europe:

( Copenhagen Metro )


Best Metro Asia Pacific:
( MTR Corporation Limited (Hong Kong) )


Most Improved Metro:
( Metro de Madrid, S.A. )

Best Passenger Experience:

( SMRT Trains Limited (Singapore) )


Best Metro Project:

( RTA Dubai )


Best New Station:

( Wilson Square Station - Warsaw )


Special Merit Award for Commitment to the Environment:

( Calgary Transit )


Best Maintenance Programme:

( MTA New York City Transit )

More here: http://www.terrapinn.com/2008/metroaward/index.stm

And here: http://www.copcap.com/composite-11098.htm


Not really sure how official the awards is or why they have a Europe and Asia Pacific regional award but none for the rest of the world, but hey - why not right :)


For people unfamiliar with Copenhagen metro it's driverless, rarely crowded, fast and reliable and has a nice Scandinavian design.. a nice feature is the big windscreen that lets you look forward while driving

1st person view from an underground section

If I had to bitch about something the seats could be better and the I would have liked some larger station, maybe with a few shops underground
 

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¡Viva el metro!
DavoR
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Congrats to CPH!
:dance:
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Maps like this really over-inflate the expansiveness of any transport system...
Ehmm.. okay :?

Note that train map was only for the 2 Metro train systems..

Here's a more recent one with all trainlines in North Eastern Zealand:



Here's the map in high detail including bus lines: http://www.moviatrafik.dk/oversigts...dsomraadet/det_store_trafikkort_160308_v2.pdf


And here's a nice site called "Pulse of the City" where you can see the S-Train system in real time: http://byenspuls.dsb.dk/byens_puls/ByensPuls.html
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I am not saying the network should/could be expanded even more, I merely try to figure out if the award should be given to S-Tog, rather.
Well to quote the article:

"The award was given for the Metro's high operational reliability, the speed with which the new line to Copenhagen Airport was built, high passenger satisfaction and the system's safety level"


So size doesn't really seems to be the main point - kinda fair I think as if that had been the case only very few cities could compare and I have a feeling Tokyo would dominate :)
 

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Best Metro Project:

( RTA Dubai )
:cheers:


Work in progress. Can't wait! :banana:


Work in progress. Can't wait. :banana:









 

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Congrats to Copenhagen ! :cheers: And I think Dubai should build underground :) What are the exact plans? I see above ground now ^^
 
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