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Track laying completed at Copenhagen-Ringsted

14 February 2017

On Wednesday 8 February 2017, Strukton Rail laid the final rails of the new high-speed railway line between Copenhagen and Ringsted via Køge.

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Accordingly, the entire 60 km stretch of dual track railway now has sleepers and rails, with completion scheduled for December 2018.

“This is an important milestone for Banedanmark, and we take pride in saying we have laid the last rails and sleepers for Denmark’s first high-speed railway. Now all that remains is to lay the final layers of ballast and make final adjustments to the tracks before we can begin on the next stage of the project, setting up power masts, electrifying the rails and establishing the new signals system”

Jette Aagaard, project director Banedanmark

Strukton Rail Denmark, which laid the tracks for Banedanmark, began work on 31 October last year, laying just under 2,000 m of track per day.

“The construction of the railway has exceeded all expectations, and that’s thanks to our skilled team of track builders. Positive, constructive cooperation throughout our organisation, as well as with Banedanmark, has brought about this success story. We look forward to continuing our good working relationship with Banedanmark in making Denmark’s first high-speed railway a success”

Jacky Dalby, project director Strukton Denmark

Once the new high-speed railway from Copenhagen to Ringsted via Køge opens for traffic in December 2018, the timetable will be enhanced with more train departures, shorter journey times and fewer delays.

This news message has been based on Banedanmark's press release.