Copenhagen–Fredericia/Taulov Line

The Copenhagen–Fredericia/Taulov Line is the Danish railway line between the capital, Copenhagen, and the Jutland peninsula by way of Funen. It is administered by Banedanmark and has a length of about 220 kilometres (140 mi). Being one of the main arteries of the Danish railway network, it has double track and is fully electrified.

København – Fredericia / Taulov
Overview
TerminiCopenhagen Central
Fredericia, Taulov
Service
TypeMain line
Operator(s)DSB
Railion
CFL Cargo[1]
Technical
Line length220.6 km (Fredericia branch)
222.6 km (Taulov branch)
Number of tracksDouble
Quadruple (Høje TaastrupRoskilde)[2]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC
Operating speed160 km/h
180 km/h (certified multiple units only)[3]
Route map

km
0.0
Copenhagen Central
3.9
Valby
19.5
Høje Taastrup
24.2
Hedehusene
28.3
Trekroner
31.3
Roskilde
42.5
Viby Sj
49.7
Borup
63.9
Ringsted
78.3
Sorø
92.9
Slagelse
108.3
Korsør
ferry across
Great Belt strait
Nyborg Færge
131.6
Nyborg
160.3
Odense
169.1
Holmstrup
175.5
Tommerup
178.8
Skalbjerg
181.1
Bred
184.7
Aarup
190.2
Gelsted
194.8
Ejby
200.1
Nørre-Åby
204.3
Kauslunde
210.4
Middelfart
216.3
Snoghøj
220.1
6.1
220.6
Fredericia
8.6
Taulov
km

The line is composed of the railway line across Zealand (the West Line) and the main line across Funen (Queen Louise's Railway), both of which were built during the mid-19th century. Originally connected by the Great Belt ferries, these two lines were joined in 1997 by the Great Belt Fixed Link.

HistoryEdit

The railway from Copenhagen to Roskilde, Denmark's first railway line, which was completed for the Zealand Railway Company (Det Sjællandske Jernbaneselskab) by British engineering company William Radford. It was on 26 June 1847. The section from Roskilde to Korsør was completed in 1856.[4]

The railway line from Nyborg to Middelfart was inaugurated on 8 September 1865. It was built by Peto, Brassey and Betts. In Middelfart, passengers could catch the steam ferry to Snoghøj, Jutland. On 1 November 1866, the railway was extended from Middelfart to Strib. Denmark's first train ferry was introduced on Strib-Fredericia in 1872.

Connections to other linesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Togselskaber på statens jernbanenet" (in Danish). Banedanmark. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ "Sporantal". Archived from the original on 16 November 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
  3. ^ "TIB (Ø)". Archived from the original on 18 December 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Jernbanen KBH-Korsør" (in Danish). Kutlurstyrelsen. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2014.

Coordinates: 55°27′33″N 11°55′14″E / 55.4593°N 11.9206°E / 55.4593; 11.9206