Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Priority Project 20 Priority Project 20

Railway axis Fehmarn belt

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 PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

This axis, an extension of the Øresund fixed link (PP11) and the Nordic Triangle road and rail links (PP12), is a key component in the main north-south route between central Europe and the Nordic countries. It involves the construction of a bridge or a tunnel in order to form a fixed road and rail link, spanning the 19 km wide Fehmarn Strait between Germany and Denmark. It also includes improvements to related rail links in Denmark and Germany.

 

The project will provide an alternative for the ferry link between Rødby (Denmark) and Puttgarden on the Fehmarn Island in Germany. It is expected to stimulate economic development in the Baltic Sea regions of Denmark and Germany. Once completed, it will attract passenger and freight traffic estimated at 3.3 million vehicles and 30-35,000 trains a year, helping to relieve congestion on the Great Belt route across Denmark, and in particular on the rail network. After the completion of the project, the travel time between Copenhagen and Hamburg will be reduced by approximately one hour and travel times for freight transport will be reduced by two hours.

 

Learn more about the active projects managed by the Agency that make up Priority Project 20:

As this website continues to be updated and enhanced, more project information will be added as it becomes available!

New Storstrøm bridge (studies) - Upgrading the railway access line to the future Fehmarn Belt fixed link

Upgrading the section from Ringsted to Rødby (second phase of detailed planning studies) - upgrading the railway access lines to the future Fehmarn Belt fixed link

New railway line Copenhagen-Ringsted (detailed planning phase): access lines to the future Fehmarn Belt fixed link

Planned activity for the unbundling of rail-bound traffics regarding the Fehmarn-Belt-Hinterland-Connection at the traffic junction Hamburg (TEN-T-Axis 20)

First phase of detailed planning studies - programme phase - for upgrading the railway access lines to the future Fehmarn Belt fixed link - from Ringsted to Roedby

Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link

Studies for upgrading the railway access lines to the future Fehmarn Belt fixed link - from Ringsted to Rødby and the intersection in Kastrup

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

Studies for connecting the German hinterland to the future Fehmarn Belt fixed link, rail section Lübeck-Puttgarten

Studies for the Fehmarn belt Fixed Rail-Road Link