Status Closed
Termini Tommerup station
Assens station
Opened 1 June 1884
Closed 21 May 1966
Operator(s) DSB
Line length 29.2 km (18.1 mi)
Number of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification None

Assensbanen was a state-owned Danish railway line on Funen, between Tommerup Stationsby on the Funen Main Line and Assens. The line opened on 31 May 1884 and was closed to passenger traffic on 21 May 1966. After freight traffic had lost its importance, the Minister of Transport decided to close the line completely.[1]

Trolley cycling

In the summer time, from 5 April to 21 October, it is now possible to ride the tracks the entire distance, about 30 km, on trolley cycles available for hire.

Possible starting points are Tommerup St., situated only 13 minutes by train from Odense, Glamsbjerg, situated 30 minutes by bus from Odense, and Assens situated 1 hour by bus from Odense.[2]


Somewhat confusingly, the station in Tommerup Stationsby is referred to as "Tommerup" owing to its earlier opening, whereas the now defunct station in the nearby town of Tommerup was named Knarreborg to avoid ambiguity.[3]


  1. "Assensbanen". Retrieved 2012-07-27.
  2. "Trolley Cycling". Assensbanen. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  3. Jensen, Niels (1976). Fynske jernbaner (in Danish). J. Fr. Clausens Forlag. p. 46. ISBN 87-11-03736-9.

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Coordinates: 55°16′43″N 10°06′17″E / 55.2786°N 10.1048°E / 55.2786; 10.1048

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