Odsherred Line

The Holbæk Line (Danish: Holbækbanen) is a 49.4 km (30.7 mi) long[2] standard gauge single track local passenger railway line linking Holbæk with the town of Nykøbing Sjælland in the northwestern part of the island of Zealand some fifty km west of Copenhagen9, Denmark. It takes its name after the Odsherred peninsula. Train services on the Odsherred Line are operated by the railway company Lokaltog.[1]

Odsherred Line
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Overview
Native nameOdsherredsbanen
Status15
OwnerHovedstadens Lokalbaner
Termini
Stations19
Service
TypeRailway
SystemDanish railways
Operator(s)Lokaltog[1]
Rolling stockLINT 41
History
Opened1899[2]
Technical
Line length49.4 km (30.7 mi)[2]
CharacterCommuter trains
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
ElectrificationNo
Operating speed75 km/h

HistoryEdit

The railway line was built as a result of the Danish Railway Act of 1894. It was created to strengthen the economic development in Odsherred following the reclamation of Lammefjorden. The original intention was to build a station or halt in each of the civil parishes that contributed to its financing. Holbæk County Council was granted a Concession on the railway on 6 May 1896. Construction began the following year and it opened on 18 May 1899. The operator was Odsherreds Jernbane (OHJ).[3]

OHJ operated the railway until May 2003 when it merged with Høng-Tølløse Jernbane under the name Vestsjællands Lokalbaner and with headquarters in Holbæk. From 1 January 2009, the operations were taken over by Regionstog A/S and on 1 January 2015 it was merged with Lokalbanen under the name Lokaltog.[1]

OperationsEdit

Trains on the Odsherred Line are operated by the railway company Lokaltog.[1]

StationsEdit

Several station buildings drawn by Heinrich Wenck

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Om Lokaltog". lokaltog.dk (in Danish). Lokaltog A/S. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Fakta om Lokaltogs strækninger". lokaltog.dk (in Danish). Lokaltog A/S. Archived from the original on 22 October 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Odsherred Jernbane (Odsherredsbanen)". jernbanen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 18 March 2015.

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