Track-laying begins on Denmark’s first high-speed railway
A 300m-long construction train has begun laying the track for a 60km high-speed railway between the Danish cities of Copenhagen and Ringsted via Køge.
Strukton’s 300m-long construction train will lay approximately 1,800 m track a day. Each rail measures 120m and weighs 60kg/m. The project involves the installation of 180,000 sleepers, each of which is 2.5m long and weighs 300kg.
Strukton is carrying out the work in close cooperation with Banedanmark, which is a government agency under the Danish Ministry of Transport.
The tracks will allow passenger trains to run at speeds up to 250km/h. The infrastructure should be ready in May 2017, after which the electrification and signalling systems will be installed, sound walls will be built and extensive testing will be done. The line is expected to open in December 2018.
“We are proud to be contributing to the construction of the first high-speed rail in Denmark. Our goal is to deliver the best possible quality at an affordable price,” said Strukton Rail managing director Jens Christian Jensen. “We will construct the line in cooperation with our skilled Italian colleagues and their advanced construction machine. I would like to thank Banedanmark for the great cooperation, which is characterised by a solution-oriented mind-set of both parties with a common goal.”
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This article was published on 11 Nov 2016 (last updated on 11 Nov 2016).