Atkins Danmark – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has been appointed by The Danish Road Directorate as lead consultant for the Vestfyn Line, a new $430 m high-speed railway on the island of Funen.
The 35 km, 250 km/h double-track line between Odense and Middelfart will reduce travel times across Denmark’s principle east-west corridor and free up capacity on existing non-high-speed lines.
Atkins will work alongside Danish engineering consultancy NIRAS to design the railway – as well as intersecting roads, including approximately 3.4 km of motorway – in partnership with The Danish Road Directorate and Banedanmark, the company responsible for maintenance and traffic control across Denmark’s railway network.
Eva Rindom, CEO of Atkins Denmark, said: “We’re very pleased to have won this contract and look forward to delivering a transformational project with NIRAS, drawing on our global high-speed rail experience, innovative use of digital technology, and sustainable thinking.”
The Vestfyn Line is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2028 and adds to Atkins’ high-speed rail portfolio which includes Denmark’s Copenhagen to Ringsted Line; Sweden’s first high-speed mainline; Indonesia’s Jakarta – Bandung high-speed railway; and High Speed 1 and 2 in the UK.
Vestfyn Line Project information:
- Construction of a new approximately 35 km long double-track and electrified railway to 250 km/h across West Funen between Odense West and Middelfart
- Interim highway where the new lane crosses the existing highway and road project for the intersecting roads and paths for the rail project
- Construction of two flyovers: one at Middelfart and one at Odense
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