Border Crossings: Denmark - Sweden

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Fredrikshavn BDK – Göteborg TRV {train ferry}

There had been no rail traffic for several years until the facilities were repaired and brought back into use in June 2012 to transfer stock and engineering vehicles between Denmark and Sweden following severance of the Limfjorden bridge at Aalborg on 28 March 2012.

Helsingør BDK - Helsingborg TRV {train ferry}

This route has not been used since the opening of the fixed link (see next item), and cannot be brought into use again without infrastructure work.

København BDK - Malmö TRV

[E*] The Øresund fixed link, comprising a tunnel and a bridge, between Denmark and Sweden opened on 2 July 2000. Electrification is to Danish standards, with the system change at the Swedish landfall of the bridge (Lernacken). Signalling is to Swedish standard extending west to include the Peberholm/Pepparholm island. Dual-frequency electric units work passenger trains and dual-frequency locomotives (Hector Rail, DB Schenker Rail) freight trains. DSB operates trains between København and Ystad, connecting there with a ferry to the Danish island of Bornholm. Passengers to/from Bornholm can use DSB domestic tickets, but these are not valid for break of journey in Sweden. These trains do not call at Malmö.

The fixed link including the rail infrastructure on it is owned by a binational consortium, which however outsources day-to-day management of the railway to the national infrastructure agencies.

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