Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Rail 2007-DK-20060-S

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Studies for the capacity improvements of the section between Copenhagen and Ringsted


The mainline rail between Copenhagen and Ringsted is a central part of the Danish rail network. Presently running at full capacity, the line is used for traffic between the provinces, local and regional passenger transport, as well as domestic and international freight. The capacity problems create a bottleneck that will worsen due to increasing commuting demand and a potential increase in goods traffic transit through Denmark once the Fehmarn fixed link is established (Priority Project 20).


These studies are part of the global project aiming to improve the capacity on the intersection Øresund-German border to comply with the increasing railway traffic and optimise passenger and freight rail connections between Scandinavia and central Europe.


The project consists of the studies of two future alternatives:

  • a new line from Copenhagen to Ringsted, including a new station in Køge
  • an expansion of the existing main line with a 5th track between Hvidovre and Høje Tåstrup

This project has been completed.










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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.

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Start date: January 2007

End date: April 2010



 Ministry of Transport


Implementing body:

 National Rail Authority


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE


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