Denmark Targets One Hour Rail Times Between Five Major Cities

Engelbrecht said he will meet with parties which supported that the initial plan — both the Social Liberals, Socialist People’s Party and also Red Green Alliance — at an as yet unspecified date following a summer recess to go over reinstating the Togfonden plan.
A 2014 intend to cut journey times and make other improvements to the railroad network, Togfonden, was halted earlier this year after it lost global support. Another aspect of the Togfonden arrangement is the implementation of a projected line involving town of Vejle and also Billund, where Denmark’s second-largest airport is situated.
The exact details of the way we do things are as much as the parties who are part of this deal, he added. “The aims of (the plan) are far safer and more stable performance, on-time operation and not least faster transport between regions of the country,” he added.
It may take no further than 1 hour to traveling by train by Aalborg into Aarhus; Aarhus to Odense; Odense to Esbjerg; and Odense to Copenhagen, if the master program turned into reality. Minister for transport Benny Engelbrecht has targeted rail journey times of a maximum of one hour between Denmark’s five largest cities.
“It is clear that there are a few unresolved things in phase two (of the plan), where the signatories must decide how they are to be handled,” Engelbrecht said. But the change in government after the month’s general election might see the plan back on trail, Ritzau writes.