The railway must be safe – both for those who use it and for those who work on it.
The monitoring of rail traffic takes place from Banedanmark’s regional remote control centre in Roskilde. The monitoring of the tunnel is via the SCADA system.
The Øresund facility, which comprises a motorway and railway as well as the Øresund Bridge, is one of the most important transport links in Denmark despite its relatively short section.
As infrastructure owner, Sund & Bælt is focused on road safety. Our road safety policy commits us to making a proactive effort to prevent accidents at our facilities.
Of the three stations on the Øresund line, Sund & Bælt owns Tårnby Station and Copenhagen Airport, which is one of Denmark’s busiest stations.
The Øresund line comprises approximately 12 km railway for passenger trains from Copenhagen Central Station to the Øresund coast and an approximately 4.2 km railway from Vigerslev to Kalvebodløbet and an approximately 2 km railway north of the airport’s hangar area to the man-made peninsular, Peberholm.
A number of operational tasks on both the Storebælt fixed link and Storebælt’s railway are outsourced. Some of the tasks are outsourced in partnership with Banedanmark.
The Storebælt fixed link comprises two bridges and a bored tunnel – the East Tunnel. The tunnel is a bored tunnel slightly over 8 km long.
The Storebælt Bridge is a unique piece of engineering, which belongs among the world’s largest bridge and tunnel structures. Two bridges and one tunnel make up the 18 km long fixed link across Storebælt between eastern and western Denmark.
Operation and maintenance on the Øresund motorway and the Øresund railway has been outsourced to external suppliers. With effect from 1 September 2015, A/S Øresund assumed responsibility for the maintenance of the line from Banedanmark.