Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EU support to help eliminate bottleneck on important Danish rail link

Creation date: January 21, 2013

The European Union will provide co-financing to the tune of €5 million from the TEN-T Programme for a project to upgrade an existing railway line in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. The project's completion will greatly improve the capacity for rail traffic on the route and in the region as a whole.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will support the detailed planning phase studies for a section of railway line between Vamdrup and Vojens in Denmark. The final aim is to upgrade the line from its existing single track to a double track, thereby increasing the capacity of this key freight/passenger route between Denmark and Germany. It also makes an important contribution to increasing the flexibility of the "Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link" project (TEN-T Priority Project 20).


The actions covered by the project include advanced technical studies, planning of environmental mitigation measures and preventive archaeological surveys.


The project is set to be completed by June 2014.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



Press Release in Danish -  .doc (38.5 KB)