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Copenhagen Metro

The Copenhagen Metro is a 24/7 rapid transit system in Copenhagen, serving the municipalities of Copenhagen, Tårnby. The original 20.4-kilometre system opened in 2002, serving nine stations on two lines: M1 and M2. In 2003 and 2007, the Metro was extended to Vanløse and Copenhagen Airport adding an additional six plus five stations to the network. In 2019, seventeen stations on a wholly underground circle line, the M3, was added bringing the number of stations to 37; the driverless light metro supplements the larger S-train rapid transit system, is integrated with local DSB and regional trains and municipal Movia buses. Through the city centre and west to Vanløse, M1 and M2 share a common line. To the southeast, the system serves Amager, with the 13.9-kilometre M1 running through the new neighborhood of Ørestad, the 14.2-kilometre M2 serving the eastern neighborhoods and Copenhagen Airport. The M3 is a circle line connecting Copenhagen Central Station with Vesterbro, Frederiksberg, Nørrebro, Østerbro and Indre By districts.

The metro has 37 stations. In 2019, the metro carried 79 million passengers; the system is owned by Metroselskabet, owned by the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the Ministry of Transport. The M1 and M2 use 34 trains of the AnsaldoBreda Driverless Metro class and stationed at the Control and Maintenance Center at Vestamager; the trains are three cars long. The metro trains were planned to be four cars long, but trains were reduced to three cars per set as a savings measure. Platforms are – although shorter than planned – built to accommodate trains with four cars, the automatic doors can be modified accordingly should the need arise. Operation of the system is subcontracted to a private company. For the history of service, this has been Metro Service A/S. Trains run continually, twenty-four hours a day, with the headway varying from two to four minutes, but with longer intervals during the night only. Planning of the Metro started in 1992 as part of the redevelopment plans for Ørestad with construction starting in 1996, stage 1, from Nørreport to Vestamager and Lergravsparken, opened in 2002.

Stage 2, from Nørreport to Vanløse, opened in 2003, followed by stage 3, from Lergravsparken to Lufthavnen, in 2007. The City Circle Line is an underground 15.5 km loop through central Copenhagen and Frederiksberg with 17 stops. It does not share any track with the M1 and M2 lines, but intersect them at Kongens Nytorv and Frederiksberg stations. With the City loop opened, the Metro expects that its ridership should double from its 2016 levels to 116 million annual passengers. A fourth line, M4, will evolve into a separate line between 2020 and 2024 as extensions on the Cityringen to Nordhavn and Sydhavn open; the two-stop, 3 km long, line to Nordhavn is under construction and will open in 2020. The extension will add an interchange with Nordhavn S-train station; the five-stop, 4.5 km, extension to Sydhavn is under construction, with planned opening in 2024. The Sydhavn line will terminate at Ny Ellebjerg where it will create a new regional rail transport hub by connecting the metro system to the S-train network, regional trains, long-distance trains on the current lines and the upcoming high speed Copenhagen-Ringsted railway.

Once these extensions are complete, Metro expects the daily ridership to triple from its current level of 200,000 riders per weekday to 600,000 riders per weekday in 2030. The planning of the metro was spurred by the development of the Ørestad area of Copenhagen; the principle of building a rail transit was passed by the Parliament of Denmark on 24 June 1992, with the Ørestad Act. The responsibility for developing the area, as well as building and operating the metro, was given to the Ørestad Development Corporation, a joint venture between Copenhagen Municipality and the Ministry of Finance. Three modes were considered: a tramway, a light rail and a rapid transit. In October 1994, the Development Corporation chose a light rapid transit; the tram solution would have been a street tram, without any major infrastructure investments in the city centre, such as a dedicated right-of-way. Through Ørestad it would have had level crossings, except for a grade-separated crossing with the European Route E20 and the Øresund Line.

It would have had a driver and have operated at about a 150-second interval—twice the cycle time of the city's traffic lights. Power would have been provided with overhead wires. Stops were to be located about every 500 m at street level; the articulated trams would have a capacity for 230 passengers. The light rail model would have used the same approach as the tram in Ørestad, but would instead have run through a tunnel in the city centre; the tunnel sections would be shorter, but the diameter larger because it would have to accommodate overhead wires. The system would have the same frequency as the tram, but use double trams and would therefore require larger stations; the metro solution was chosen because it combined the highest average speeds, the highest passenger capacity, the lowest visual and noise impact, the lowest number of accidents. Despite requiring the highest investment, it had the highest net present value; the decision to build stage 2, from Nørreport to Vanløse, stage 3, to the airport, was taken by Parliament on 21 December 1994.

Stage 2 involved the establishment of the company Frederiksbergbaneselskabet I/S in Febr

Zoran Banović

Zoran Banović is a former Montenegrin football goalkeeper. Banović started to play football in his home town Nikšić in local club FK Sutjeska. Between 2004 and 2008 he was part of the notable Serbian club Crvena zvezda. For four years in Zvezda Banović earned 17 appearances in the Serbian SuperLiga. In February 2009 Banović was invited by Bulgarian side Spartak Varna to join the club for a trial period, which began on 17 February, he made his team debut a few days in a 1-0 friendly win against PFC Svetkavitsa. On 22 February Spartak signed Banović to a one-a-half-year deal. In 2009, he returned to Montenegro where has represented FK Otrant, FK Mornar, FK Budućnost Podgorica and FK Čelik Nikšić. In 2004 Banović played 90 minutes for Serbia and Montenegro national team in a friendly match against Northern Ireland. In 2007, he was expected to be called up for Montenegro's inaugural match against Hungary but he never got the call from head coach Zoran Filipović due to his rare occasions to prove himself at Red Star Belgrade at that time.

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Howell Evans

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