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Marine Stephan

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Femern A/S

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The world’s longest underwater rail tunnel will connect Germany and Denmark by 2029

Denmark and Germany will soon be linked by the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, an 18-kilometer-long underwater tunnel combining two electrified rail tracks and a road.
This project – which crosses a stretch of the Baltic Sea known as the Fehmarn Belt – will connect Rødbyhavn on the Danish island of Lolland and Puttgarden in northern Germany.
The journey through it will take 7 minutes by train, avoiding a 160-kilometer detour across Denmark. Rail travel times from Hamburg in Germany to Copenhagen in Demark will be cut from around 5 hours to less than 3.
Femern A/S, the state-owned Danish company in charge of the project, and Denmark are also planning to build high-speed electric rail lines to and from the tunnel. And train services will continue past the Danish border to Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
Worth mentioning though: some environmental groups have questioned the impact of the tunnel on wildlife in the Fehmarn Belt, which is an EU-protected area. I am wondering what Femern A/S will implement to reduce the impact of this project on the marine biodiversity and ecosystem.
It is nonetheless a super good project to connect Northern Europe to the rest of the continent!

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https://www.euronews.com/travel/2023/02/01/worlds-longest-underwater-rail-and-road-tunnel-will-connect-germany-and-denmark-by-2029#:~:text=City%20Scenes-,World's%20longest%20underwater%20rail%20and%20road%20tunnel,Germany%20and%20Denmark%20by%202029&text=Denmark%20and%20Germany%20will%20soon,it%20is%20completed%20in%202029.



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  • Sarah Chabane

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    Fantastic! We need more trains to go everywhere and this will help!

    • We Don't Have Time

      14 w

      Dear Marine Stephan Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Femern A/S and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

      • George Kariuki

        15 w

        It's great to see the two countries investing in this project to make their connection even stronger!

        • walter lungayi

          15 w

          Very impressive

          • monicah mbesu

            15 w

            Its a wonderful implementation with good impacts

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            • Tabitha Kimani

              15 w

              Wow. A super cool solution.

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