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The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority to make supplementary preliminary investigation of a fixed rail link between Elsinore and Helsingborg. (Photo: Needpix)
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NIRAS contributes to strategic analysis of a fixed link between Elsinore and Helsingborg

NIRAS has been appointed by The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority to make supplementary preliminary investigation of a fixed rail link between Elsinore and Helsingborg.

18. Mar 2020

Despite the corona crisis NIRAS is continuing its work to build the sustainable societies of the future.

Following previous preliminary investigations, NIRAS has NIRAS has been appointed by The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority to make supplementary preliminary investigation of a fixed rail link between Elsinore and Helsingborg.

“We are very gratified that The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority has chosen NIRAS for this project. We continue our work in order to deliver services for our clients in spite of the current corona virus situation. Thereby we contribute to keep the wheels of society turning so we hopefully can return to a normal daily life as soon as possible,” says Carsten Heine Lund, senior vice president for Infrastructure in NIRAS.  

Increased mobility in the Oresund Region

A fixed link between Elsinore and Helsingborg will contribute to increased mobility in the Oresund Region while at the same time creating stronger links to the rest of Europe.

The present task deals with the railway part of the fixed link, and it includes among other things an assessment of the construction works for the railway’s land plant. It also includes assessments of the possible savings by making a single rail railway tunnel, as well as the possibilities of an alternative route for the railway tunnel beneath the strait of Oresund.   

Furthermore, the work also includes a study of the need for workspace and the extent of the expropriations as well as an overall assessment of traffic models.

“It is a highly interesting project to be involved in. When you look at the impact that the fixed link between Copenhagen and Malmo has had, then there are some really interesting perspectives in relation to a fixed link between Elsinore and Helsingborg,” says Carsten Heine Lund.

NIRAS solves the project in cooperation with its long-term partner BabEng, one of the world’s leading tunnel specialists. The project has been initiated in February 2020 and will have a duration until June.