A green traffic corridor
The Fehmarnbelt tunnel will alter existing traffic patterns and result in significant changes to current traffic volumes across the Fehmarnbelt.
Along with the tunnel, the upgrading and expansion of the rail link between Ringsted and Lübeck will bring shorter and faster links regionally and between Scandinavia and central Europe.
Upgraded railwayThe Fehmarnbelt project will deliver an upgraded railway, which will be far more competitive both within a European and a regional perspective.
The Fehmarnbelt link is part of the so-called European TEN-T network whose objective is to enhance the efficiency of the infrastructure so that the EU’s Single Market will function better and with less environmental impact. The objective of TEN-T is, therefore, to transfer more freight from the roads to the railway, to reduce energy consumption and to ease congestion on local roads and in cities.
AN UPGRADED RAILWAY IS A COMPETITIVE AND CLIMATE-FRIENDLY MEANS OF TRANSPORT
Did you know that...
...the journey through the Fehmarnbelt tunnel will take around seven minutes by train and around 10 minutes by car
...compared to the ferry crossings, there will be a saving of around one hour – each way
… the tunnel will always be open – so no waiting time.