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Act brings Denmark’s first lightrail a step closer

25 June 2012 | By Ole Sørensen, Head of the Light Rail Secretariat and Project Manager, Midttrafik

Construction of the initial phase of Denmark’s first light-rail network has now progressed from the planning to the construction phase, as the Danish Government recently passed the Aarhus Light Rail Act. Work towards the building of a light-rail network in the Aarhus area began in 2007 when eight local authorities,…

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The Environmental Impact Assessment for Stage One of the Aarhus LRT

30 June 2010 | By Ole Sørensen, Light Rail Project Manager, Midttrafik and Lisa Bak Jensen, EIA-Coordinator, COWI A/S

As a consequence of the continual increasing load on the entire traffic system, the city of Aarhus has for some years being working to establish a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. The first stage of the LRT encompasses a connection of the two existing railways (Odderbanen and Grenaabanen) and the…

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Light Rail Transit for Aarhus – uniting forces to realise the vision

30 June 2009 | By Ole Sørensen, Light Rail Project Manager, Midttrafik and Lisa Bak Jensen, EIA Coordinator, COWI A/S

For some years now there has been great focus on giving high priority to public transport in the area of Aarhus – Denmark’s second largest city, situated on the peninsula of Jutland. The population in the area is 690,000, of which 300,000 are living in the Aarhus Municipality. Decisions were…