Systra and ETC are sub-consultants for the work.
The role covers the environmental impact assesment as well as the design, tendering and consultancy regarding how to construct the project. Six other consultancy teams competed for technical consultancy project.
The light rail is to provide access to the new university hospital and service the some 60,000 persons who will be using the new campus area.
The Odense appointment means that Cowi’s light rail team now plays a central role in all Danish light rail projects. In addition to Odense, the cities of Aarhus and Aalborg are also planning schemes.
The light rail is scheduled for completion in 2020. Stage 1 covers 14km from Tarup Centre, passing through downtown on its way to the new Odense university hospital and Campus Odense, and ending at Hjallese Station.