by Jeff Smith
https://www.euronews.com/travel/2023/02 ... rk-by-2029
World’s longest underwater rail and road tunnel will connect Germany and Denmark by 2029
Denmark and Germany will soon be linked by an 18-kilometre-long underwater tunnel.
The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be the longest combined rail and road tunnel anywhere in the world when it is completed in 2029.
This €10 billion project - which crosses a stretch of the Baltic Sea known as the Fehmarn Belt - will connect Rødbyhavn on the Danish island of Lolland and Puttgarden in northern Germany.
The tunnel, officially called the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link, will have two double-lane motorways and two electrified rail tracks.
The journey through it will take seven minutes by train and 10 minutes by car, avoiding a 160 kilometre detour across the Danish mainland. Rail travel times from Hamburg in Germany to Copenhagen in Demark will be cut from around five hours to less than three.