A tunnel link under the Fehmarnbelt will realise the vision of a permanent, close and direct link between Scandinavia and Central Europe. An immersed tunnel under the Fehmarnbelt is now the preferred solution for Danish politicians.
The immersed tunnel solution under Fehmarnbelt is a study in innovative thinking, as it challenges existing tunnel building standards. It improves functionality through its pioneering longitudinal ventilation system and state-of-the-art safety and security features.
The total length of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel will be approx. 18 km from tunnel mouth to tunnel mouth. At a speed of 110 km per hour, this will offer motorists a journey time of approximately 10 minutes through the tunnel. For train passengers, the journey will take seven minutes from coast to coast.
On completion, the tunnel will be a reliable facility that will be open all year round, also on windy days and when it snows.
The construction of one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects is expected to commence in 2014. The link is scheduled to open to traffic in 2021.