How the bridge tolls are set

The users of the Storebælt fixed link and the Øresund Bridge pay for the facilities. First and foremost, the tolls are set so that the two companies can repay their debts at any time.

The prices for driving across the Storebælt fixed link are regulated through a political agreement from 2005 and are adjusted annually based on the consumer price index.

The prices on the Øresund Fixed Link are regulated in line with commercial considerations and the competitive situation. This has been decided in the 1992 Consortium Agreement between the Danish and Swedish owners. The Board of Directors sets the toll charges and the discounts.

Green Transport Policy and Growth Package

The political agreement on a green transport policy signed in January 2009, means that until 2022, A/S Storebælt will contribute to the financing by means of dividend payments. This extends the repayment period by six years.

Dividends of DKK 900 million were paid for the first time in 2013. The remaining amount will be paid until 2022 and depends on the operating results.

In 2014, politicians decided to reduce the payment to A/S Storebælt for the operation of the rail section between Nyborg and Korsør Station by DKK 200 million annually as part of the financing of the spring’s Growth Package. This decision meant that the repayment period was extended by one year.

In 2015, the repayment period has remained unchanged on the year and amounts to 31 year on the basis of the most recently updated repayment period calculation. Calculated from the opening year, this means that the company will be dept-free in 2029.