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Copenhagen--construction of subway?

We are wondering if the construction of subways, or other construction, is still an issue in Copenhagen. We read in one of the guide books that there was major construction happening. What parts of town are effected, and how long will this last?
Thanks

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There is a major expansion project going on that is expected to open in July 2019, but I don't believe that it affects the current subway system too much. I was last there in 2016, while the construction was well underway and found it easy to get around on the trains without any interruptions.

More info on the project here: http://intl.m.dk/#!/about+the+metro/metro+expansion

Posted by
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Was in Copenhagen in August, and there is a lot of obvious construction acclivity around Charlottenborg Palace/Nyhaven Harbor. A bit of an eye sore but had zero impact on my sightseeing.

Posted by
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The construction of the new metro line has led to a few construction sites around the city, mostly where they are building the new stations. As a tourist the ones you will notice are Marmorkirken (marble church), Kongens Nytorv which is by Nyhavn, and Gammel Strand across the canal from Christiansborg. The sites are a bit of an eye sore, but they are not covering any major tourist sights and it does not affect the current metro lines of transport in general. There have been some other major projects in recent years, but most of them are finished or almost finished, so there is less scaffolding etc than there was before. As Michael says, it is not something that is going to affect your sightseeing very much.

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I was there last week, and didn't even notice the construction until our walking tour guide pointed it out.

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Is there any way to know what the construction will be like in July/Aug of 2018? We hope to stay in an area that does not have the noise or visual impact of a construction project. Thanks for all the previous answers.

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Well the new metro line is scheduled to be ready in 2019, so you would want to avoid the places where they are building the stations. Look at the map in the link Stephen posted and look at the station names on the red ring line. You would have to copy the station names into google maps to find the exact locations.
Off course this will only avoid the metro construction. Copenhagen is a city like any other and there is always some sort of construction going on, so you can't avoid it entirely. I have a big scaffolding across the street where they are renovating a block of flats and i had no idea that it would happen until they started working. It's just part of city life.
But if you find a hotel or location you are considering, you are welcome to post it here and I can tell you what I know about the area.