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The Fehmarnbelt link will re-direct some of the traffic that currently detours across Funen and Jutland. This applies in particular to freight in transit, which travels from Zealand, Sweden and Norway, across Funen and Jutland and on to Germany.

When the Fehmarnbelt link is complete, these freight trains will travel the direct route between Scandinavia and Central Europe and it will also release track capacity for more and faster passenger trains between Funen, Jutland and Zealand.

A significant amount of transit traffic on the motorways will also move to the Fehmarnbelt link. This will relieve the East-West route, with some 2,000 vehicles choosing the 160 km shorter route instead of Storebælt. It will free up more road capacity, not least across Funen, which is already crowded, with traffic continuing to increase. 

Nearly 3,000 people will be employed in building the Fehmarnbelt link at the construction site in Rødbyhavn on Lolland during the construction period. A similar number of jobs will be created by sub-contractors, who will come from the entire region and the whole of Denmark.