How the Fehmarnbelt link will reduce travel time
When the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is complete, the journey between Rødbyhavn and Puttgarden will take seven minutes by train and 10 minutes by car. Both motorists and train passengers will save about one hour each way compared to the ferries.
The Fehmarnbelt link will improve Denmark's infrastructure overall. Running traffic along the shortest and fastest route will reduce CO2 emissions and release capacity on both road and rail.
Train services between various regions of Denmark and to Germany will benefit in particular from the Fehmarnbelt link. Denmark is making the rail links to and from the tunnel ready for modern electric trains that can travel at up to 200 km/h. On the German side, the speed will be set at 160 km/h. This is in accordance with the State treaty between Denmark and Germany on the Fehmarnbelt link.
Learn more about the Ringsted-Fehmarn railway at Banedanmark's website here.
The more direct route between Scandinavia and central Europe means that European freight trains in transit, which currently take up rail capacity on Funen and Jutland, can be replaced by more passenger train services between the Danish regions.
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WHEN THE FEHMARNBELT LINK AND THE NEW LANDWORKS ARE IN PLACE, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO TAKE A DIRECT TRAIN FROM COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG IN TWO AND A HALF HOURS.