German Regulators Approve Tunnel Linking Germany and Denmark

Regulators in Germany have approved a plan for an $8 billion underwater tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany

The plan calls for 19 kilometres of rail and road tunnel, linking the Danish island of Lolland to the German island of Fehmarn. The project, to be built by Denmark's state-owned Femern A/S, includes a four-lane motorway and a two-track railway. It was partly funded by the European Union. Most of the construction work will take place at a factory in the Danish city of Rodbyhavn. The project is expected to be completed by 2024. The train and road link will provide a fast corridor between Copenhagen and Hamburg. It is expected to cut the train journey between the two cities from the current time of just less than five hours to a little more than two hours.

- Voice of America -

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