SASViking wrote:VSMUT wrote:SASViking wrote:Every domestic route that operated until the lockdown.
Denmark may be small, but it's extremely awkward geographically. As mentioned by David, some routes are to Islands others take ages by train.
Most of the routes are essential for business travellers, connections and people going to the hospital in Copenhagen
There is nothing awkward about Danish geography, it's only a lack of political will and investment in railways. Even the failing hour plan was unambitious, Copenhagen to Aarhus could easily be done in less than 90 minutes by train if they invested in proper HSR, and that isn't even counting the bridge concept from Sjælland to Århus.
Having a lot of Islands is awkward, so is the many fjords.It's not only about the traffic between Copenhagen and Jutland.
There's already one HSR between Copenhagen and Ringsted on Zealand and one planned between Odense and Middelfart (don't giggle) on Funen. They won't help much. The bottle necks are the Little Belt Bridge and the Great Belt link. Every train going cross country has to drive via those two points, from fast InterCityLyn trains to the slow freight trains. For 90 minutes between Copenhagen and Aarhus to be realistic, and not building a link across Kattegat and Samsø, you'd have to build 3-4 new bridges, on top of the HSR. One across Great Belt, Little Belt, Vejle Fjord and probably also Horsens Fjord. That's gonna be extremely expensive.
The railways in Denmark, is managed by 3 rd grade people and politicians who wants to build monuments, Denmark is the only so called developed country still using diesel engines on the main line system that explain most of this tragedy, and on top of that the country claim it is most green nation???