January 22, 2022

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In Germany, the construction of an underwater tunnel to Denmark has begun

Cars are expected to pass through the 18-kilometre tunnel in ten minutes and trains in seven minutes.

On the German side, the construction of an underwater tunnel connecting Germany with Denmark began. Euronews said the €7 billion Baltic Sea project is due to be completed by 2029.

The tunnel, which bears the German name Feste Fehmarnbeltquerung, will reduce the travel time by train between Hamburg, Germany, and the Danish capital, Copenhagen, to less than three hours.

Work began on the Danish side earlier, but construction did not start in Germany near the village of Puttgarden on Monday.

According to Danish company Femern A/S, it will be the longest road and rail tunnel in the world.

“This link across the Fehmarn Strait is a very important construction project for both Denmark and Germany, and even for the whole of Europe,” said Danish Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht.

“This is one of the largest and most important transport infrastructure projects in Europe this decade. It helps Europe bring Europe closer together, and supports the development and exchange of business, science and tourism,” said Anak Ferelmann, Parliamentary Secretary of State for the Federal Ministry of Transport.

Cars are expected to pass through the 18-kilometre tunnel in ten minutes and trains in seven minutes.

“This tunnel is not only close to Copenhagen from Hamburg, but also has a significant impact on (German) Schleswig-Holstein,” said German Transport Minister Bernd Buchholz.

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