COMSA wraps up construction of Odense tramway system

COMSA Corporación last week delivered and handed over the Odense tramway project to Odense Letbane P/S, the Spanish contractor announced on Tuesday. With the handover, a four-year-construction the Danish city was wrapped up.

The Odense tramway consists of 14 kilometres of double tracks between the city districts of Tarup Centro and Hjallese and features 26 stations. Special measures were implemented to reduce noise and vibrations along the line, such as the installation of anti-vibration blankets and rail jackets.

In addition to the tracks, COMSA also installed the signalling and telecommunications systems, as well as built a control and maintenance centre. The latter building is mostly self-sufficient in terms of energy thanks to some 500 square meters of solar panels on the roof.

The Odense Letbane, as the tramway is called, will start operations on May 28. The line last month cleared the last three regulatory hurdles, and operator Keolis was granted permission by the Danish Transport Authority to transport passengers.

The project costs is estimated to have cost close to 500 million euros.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Editor RailTech.com

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