Denmark: Thousands scared off the MetroThree out of four Danes expect a terror attack against their country:
Denmark: Thousands scared off the Metro
Last month's terrorist attacks on the London underground system has taken its toll on Copenhagen's Metro as well. The underground railway operator reported a 25 percent drop in its passenger figures in July, as 700,000 chose other means of transportation around the city, daily newspaper B.T. reported on Wednesday. Only 2.1 million took the Metro in July, compared with 2.8 million in the same month 2004. Anne-Grethe Foss, CEO of the Øresund Development Corporation, the Metro's operator, placed the blame first and foremost on the London bombings, but said technical problems and good weather could also be held accountable for some of the passenger drop. Two days after the attacks on 7 July the passenger figures fell by 14,000 per day. An Islamic organisation threatened Denmark with a similar attack as a punishment for the country's participation in the invasion of Iraq. After the attacks in London, police have asked Metro to increase security measures in the underground system.