DSB brings an end to 147 years of history: 'It is a sad decision'

put an end to a piece of Danish history, when Scandlines' ferry, the Princess Benedikte on Saturday evening at 19.15 leaving the Putt and heading to Rödbyhavn.

DSB brings an end to 147 years of history: 'It is a sad decision'

put an end to a piece of Danish history, when Scandlines' ferry, the Princess Benedikte on Saturday evening at 19.15 leaving the Putt and heading to Rödbyhavn.

To Scandlines' great dismay.

the transition will Princess Benedikte have a DSB took on board - for the very last time.

After 147 years it has definitely connect with sailing with the rail in the Danish waters.

It is due to the DSB moves, train traffic between Denmark and Germany from the Baltic sea to the great belt.

A resolution which affects the shipping company Scandlines hard.

"It is a sad decision, as the DSB has taken in cooperation with the Deutsche Bahn. Now there have been trains on this crossing since it opened in 1963, and it means that we have transported close to 40 million passengers. They've got a break, enjoyed the views, got something to eat, used the toilets and acted on board," says Scandlines' chief press officer, Anette Ustrup Svendsen, for TV 2 Øst.

Scandlines, which stands for færgedriften between Rödbyhavn and Puttgarden, expect to lose 200.000 passengers per year as a consequence of the fact that the train is no longer on the crossing.

the DSB has taken the decision, because there must be extensive track work on the south Zealand and Lolland-Falster the next ten years towards the opening of the fixed Fehmarn Belt connection.

In the above video you can see how the Fehmarn tunnel will be built.

The big track work due to the network on both the Danish and the German side should elektrificeres.

the Fehmarn-link is expected to be ready for opening in 2028. When the 18-kilometer-long tunnel is complete, will the trip from Denmark to Germany to take 10 minutes by car and seven minutes by train.

For comparison, take the ferry crossing approximately 45 minutes.

The first trains were shipped across the so-called straight line from Rödbyhavn to Puttgarden in 1963.

The first jernbanefærge in Denmark was H/R Spring, which in 1872 were pasted on the route between Fredericia and Strib.

147 years later, it's over with jernbanefærger in Denmark.

Updated Date: 14 December 2019, 22:00

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