Major section of Aarhus-Aalborg railway in Denmark renovated
Banedanmark has completed work on the line between Aarhus and the town of Langå. On the 85-kilometre line, part of the connection between Aarhus and Aalborg, rails, sleepers and ballast have been replaced.
In addition to new rails and sleepers over a distance of 45 kilometres, eleven new switched were installed. Six others received an upgrade. Banedanmark also built three new bridges. Ballast was cleaned and replaced over the entire distance of the section. Work on an upgraded drainage system is ongoing.
Because new bridges were installed to replace overpasses, trains can now run faster through the towns of through Haarvad and Lerbjerg. One bridge has yet to be completed, so increased speed through Laurbjerg will have to wait until later in October.
The works are part of the Aarhus-Aalborg Airport railway electrification project, which should give people on the Jutland peninsula more options for fast and CO2-friendly travel. It should also mean less noise and harmful emissions for people living near the tracks.