Together with our owners Metro Service has won the contract for operation and maintenance of the Copenhagen Metro since 2002. In this period, we have won several prizes and exported our knowledge and experience to both Italy and Saudi Arabia.
1999 Ansaldo STS selects Metro Service to operate and maintain the Copenhagen Metro M1 & M2 for five years, from 19 October 2002
2007 Metro Service's contract for Copenhagen Metro M1 and M2 is extended to the end of 2010
2010 Ansaldo STS, with Metro Service as the operator, is re-awarded the 5-year contract for Copenhagen Metro M1 and M2 as one of six tenderers in an EU tender competition
2011 Metro Service is chosen by International Metro Service S.p.A. to mobilise, operate and maintain the Metro at Princess Noura University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2011 Ansaldo STS with Metro Service as an operator wins the contract for Cityringen, one of two tenderers in an EU tender competition
2015 Ansaldo STS/Metro Service's contract for Copenhagen Metro M1 and M2 is extended to the end of 2018
2016 Metro Service is pre-qualified to bid on the Ring 3 Light Rail, one of three tenderers in an EU tender competition
2017 Metro Service is pre-qualified to bid on the Odense Light Rail, one of five tenderes in an EU tender competition
2017 Metro Service wins the contract for Copenhagen Metro M1+M2 in an EU tender competition. The contract will run from January 1st 2019 for 5 years and 7 months
2018 Metro Service wins the contract for Hovedstadens Letbane in an EU tender competition. The contract will run from the second half of 2024 for 15 years.
2019 One of Metro Service's owners, Ansaldo STS, changes name to Hitachi STS.
2019 M3 Cityringen opens with 17 new stations in central Copenhagen.
2019 Again in 2019, a record number of passengers rode the metro. As much as 78.8 million it became over the whole year, and it is an increase of about 14.2 million. passengers compared to 2018 and thus the highest number of passengers the metro has had since opening in 2002.
2020 M4 opens between Copenhagen H and Orientkaj in Nordhavn. M4 will be expanded to Sydhavn in 2024.
2020 Metro Services' operating and maintenance contracts for M1 + M2 and M3 + M4 are extended to 2027.
2024 M4 to Sydhavnen is expected to open.
2025 Hovedstadens Letbane is expected to open.
- Facts about Metro Service
Here you can read more about us.
- Here you can read more facts about the metro - at Metroselskabets homepage. Press here.
Awards won by the metro in our contract period
2008 Copenhagen Metro is proclaimed the World’s Best Metro
2009 Metro Service is proclaimed the Best Driverless Metro
2010 Copenhagen Metro is proclaimed the World’s Best Metro and the Best Driverless Metro
2011 Copenhagen Metro is proclaimed the Best Driverless Metro
2012 Copenhagen Metro is proclaimed the Best Driverless Metro
The Metro-awards haven't been awarded since 2012.
If you wish to know more about the history of the Copenhagen Metro – i.e. when the different stages opened –you can read more here at Metroselskabets homepage.