The European Union will provide co-financing of €5 million from the TEN-T Programme for a project to upgrade important railway access lines between Sealand and Lolland in Denmark. The project, which is part of the “Fehmarn Belt railway axis” (TEN-T Priority Project 20), is a key element of the main north-south railway route connecting the Nordic countries to the rest of Europe.
The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will support the detailed planning studies required to upgrade the railway access lines to the future Fehmarn Belt fixed link, from Ringsted to Rødby. This line represents one of two parts of the Fehmarn railway hinterland connections in Denmark, and its completion is therefore crucial.
The project consists of advanced studies in view of the planned construction for the line. The actions covered include geotechnical and other technical studies, elaboration of the procurement strategy and construction work plans, archaeological surveys, elaboration of the design and programme phase report, and the preparation of the tender for consulting services and the detailed design.
The project is set to be completed by June 2014.