Fast and environmental-friendly railway, which connects Europe
The Ringsted-Fehmarn Railway is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Denmark’s history. The railway will become an important part of a whole new, environmental-friendly transport corridor between Denmark and Europe, when the fixed-link across Fehmarn Belt is due to open in 2029. When the Fehmarn line is ready passengers can look forward to a travel time of appr. 2 hours and 30 minutes in environmental-friendly electric trains.
Towards the opening of the fixed-link Banedanmark will be upgrading and modernizing the appr. 120 km line between Ringsted and Rødby, providing commuters and passengers with a modern railway with fast and environmental-friendly trains.
Several existing stations and platforms have been modified with new access roads, lifts and road infrastructure. A brand new railway bridge will be built over the Guldborgsund bridge and the railway link over Masnedsund have been replaced by a new double-track bridge. The railway line will also be electrified with a new traction power supply, and a brand new signalling system has been launched between Mogenstrup and Nykøbing F.
We have replaced the tracks on large portions of the stretch, built a new subgrade, established storm water drainage along the railway line and re-located old cables underground. Several dams have been reinforced for allow higher speed and fauna passages have been built out of consideration for wildlife and the environment.
Modification of more than 100 bridges
In order to accommodate for traction power supply and the additional track, more than 100 bridges and roads will be modified. A new signalling system is also being installed on the entire stretch, which makes it possible to increase the speed to 200 kilometres per hour. But a great number of other things need to be in place before the railway line can be put to use.