The fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt is an important infrastructure project for Sweden, Germany and Denmark. And it is among the most important projects in the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor. Together with the upgrading of the hinterland connections in Germany and Denmark, the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will reduce traveling time, provide more flexibility for the travelers and strengthen the international railway transport. The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will provide new opportunities for business, education, research, cultural exchange and the labour market and the fixed link will contribute to an even closer cooperation between our three countries.


In Denmark all necessary approvals of the project have been given. The construction work on the immersed tunnel under the Fehmarnbelt is awaiting the final German approval. In Denmark the construction work on the upgrading of the railway section between Ringsted and Nykøbing Falster started in 2016.


Because I appreciate the many efforts to strengthen the co-operation in the Fehmarnbelt Corridor and to prepare the using of the new opportunities of having a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt, I am looking forward to participating in the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 in Malmö and to participating in the panel discussion between ministers for transport.

Last Edited 04 December 2017