Will not be ready for the opening of the tunnel
The German rail tracks connecting to Fehmarn Link will be delayed compared to the previous schedule.
In a letter to the Danish Minister of Transport, Magnus Heunicke, his German collegue, Minister Alexander Dobrindt, admits that the project design and the construction of an electrified double trailed rail connection will not be ready for the planned opening of the tunnel.
Danish Minister of Transport has confirmed this today in a brief to the Danish Transport Committee.
The German rail connections to and from the Fehmarn Fixed Link will be delayed from Bad Schwartau near Lübeck and to the Fehmarn Fixed Link.
The delay is in regard to the original plans - not, as there was some confusion about - the stipulations of the Sate Treaty. In the State Treaty Germany commits to having the German side of the infrastructure ready 7 years after to opening of the tunnel at the latest.
Now it seems that an electrified German double track will be ready in 2024. The tunnel itself is planned to open in 2021/2022.
Source: Danish Ministry of Transport
10_PIC och 10_B_PICTURE_Tunnel-portal-with-ICE-train respective the map of the fixed link area between Germany and Denmark. (Photos: Courtesy of Fehmarn A/S)
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