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Improving Rail Transport from Berlin to Scandinavia

Within Scandria, solutions for the revitalization of the environmentally sound railway transportation between Berlin and Oresund region and the rail-ferry connection between Berlin and the Baltic Sea were developed.

Regarding the transportation between Germany and Scandinavia the railway has lost about 80 % of its costumers due to unattractive schedules and fares, today having a market share of less than 2%. The implementation of an ICE-connection Berlin-Copenhagen has been able to revitalize rail traffic. Nevertheless, the time of travel has so far remained unattractive due to the detour via Hamburg. Travel time could be saved by the electrification, extension and modernization of certain connections. Moreover, the ferry connections in the Baltic Sea could gain in importance for railway passengers. This can be concluded from the experiences of the transportation to the North Sea Islands and to UK. Precondition is the close cooperation of railway and shipping companies that worsened since they were privatized. Scandria was able to reunite the respective actors. First success can be observed in Rostock and Swinoujscie.

Further Links and Downloads:

Dokumentation of the Scandria workshop to "Combined Rail-Ferry-Offers in the Baltic Sea Region"

Study "Elimination of infrastructure bottlenecks in the corridor Berlin – Copenhagen/Malmö" (Full Version)

Study of  "Elimination of infrastructure bottlenecks in the corridor Berlin – Copenhagen/Malmö"(Executive Summary in English)

Study of  "Elimination of infrastructure bottlenecks in the corridor Berlin – Copenhagen/Malmö"(Executive Summary in German)

Brochure "By ship and rail to Scandinavia" (German)