Assensbanen was a state-owned Danish railway line on Funen, between Tommerup Stationsby on the Funen Main Line and Assens. The line opened on 31 May 1884 and was closed to passenger traffic on 21 May 1966. After freight traffic had lost its importance, the Minister of Transport decided to close the line completely.[1]

Assensbanen
Overview
StatusClosed
TerminiTommerup
Assens
Service
Operator(s)DSB
History
Opened1 June 1884
Closed21 May 1966
Technical
Line length29.2 km (18.1 mi)
Number of tracksSingle
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationNone

Trolley cyclingEdit

In the summer time, from 5 April to 21 October, it is now possible to ride the tracks the entire distance, about 30 km, on trolley cycles available for hire.

Possible starting points are Tommerup St., situated only 13 minutes by train from Odense, Glamsbjerg, situated 30 minutes by bus from Odense, and Assens situated 1 hour by bus from Odense.[2]

StationsEdit

Somewhat confusingly, the station in Tommerup Stationsby is referred to as "Tommerup" owing to its earlier opening, whereas the now defunct station in the nearby town of Tommerup was named Knarreborg to avoid ambiguity.[3]

  • Tommerup railway station (Tp) in Tommerup Stationsby, transfer to the Funen Main Line
  • Knarreborg railway station (Kg) in Tommerup
  • Kivsmose Trinbræt (Kmt)
  • Nårup railway station (Hp)
  • Holtegård Trinbræt (Hgt)
  • Glamsbjerg railway station (Gm)
  • Koppenbjerg Trinbræt (Kbt)
  • Flemløse railway station (Fø)
  • Høed Trinbræt (Høt)
  • Ebberup railway station (Ep)
  • Kærum Billetslagssted (Kjæ)
  • Assens (Ac)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assensbanen". danskejernbaner.dk. Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
  2. ^ "Trolley Cycling". Assensbanen. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  3. ^ Jensen, Niels (1976). Fynske jernbaner (in Danish). J. Fr. Clausens Forlag. p. 46. ISBN 87-11-03736-9.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 55°16′43″N 10°06′17″E / 55.2786°N 10.1048°E / 55.2786; 10.1048