Friday, 31 May 2019, the new dual track high-speed line between Copenhagen and Ringsted via Køge was officially opened. The new connection offers a better timetable with more departures, shorter travel times and fewer delays. The budget was DKK 11.4 billion. The line is designed to handle speeds of up to 250 km/h for passenger trains and is Denmark's first railway for high-speed trains.

Facts about the new line

The new line is the largest rail project in years. It includes: 

  • 60 km dual track railway
  • Electrification of the new line
  • Platforms at Ny Ellebjerg Station
  • An additional track at Køge Station
  • Track renovation at Ringsted Station
  • A new station (Køge Nord)
  • Preparations for a future connection to Lille Syd.