High-speed line Ringsted-Copenhagen

On October 28, the official start of the construction of a high-speed line between the cities of Copenhagen and Ringsted took place. The new double track line will have a length of 60 kilometres, will be electrified completely and run via Køge. Strukton Rail was contracted for the track-laying of high-speed line and will cooperate closely with client Banedanmark, the Danish rail infrastructure administrator. The tracks are scheduled to be constructed by May 2017. Expected is that the high-speed line is ready for public use in December 2018. Photo credits: Banedanmark

Technical information

The maximum speed for passenger trains on the track will be 250 kilometres per hour. The tracks are scheduled to be constructed by May 2017, after which the electrification and signalling systems will be installed, sound wall will be built as will extensive testing be done. Expected is that the high-speed line is ready for public use in December 2018.

During the construction, the following facts are relevant:

  • Strukton’s construction train will lay approximately 1,800 m of track a day
  • 17 sleeper wagons will be used
  • The total length of the construction train is 300 m
  • Each rail measures 120 m and weighs 60 kg/m
  • No less than 180,000 sleepers will be laid in total
  • Each sleeper is 2.5 m long and weighs 300 kg
  • Construction has started on November 1 an will continue up until May 1st 2017.

The track-laying machine will operate firstly from the Ringsted site and then from Køge North Station site. The first stretch to be laid is from Ringsted to Køge North Station. The next phase is to Hvidovre. The final stage will be construction of the line between Hvidovre and Vigerslev.

 

 

Project location, Ringsted-Copenhagen

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