Copenhagen–Fredericia/Taulov Line

København – Fredericia / Taulov
Type Main line
Termini Copenhagen Central
Fredericia, Taulov
Operator(s) DSB
CFL Cargo[1]
Line length 220.6 km (Fredericia branch)
222.6 km (Taulov branch)
Number of tracks Double
Quadruple (Høje TaastrupRoskilde)[2]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Operating speed 160 km/h
180 km/h (certified multiple units only)[3]
Route map
from Elsinore
0.0 Copenhagen Central
towards Peberholm
3.9 Valby
from Peberholm
19.5 Høje Taastrup
24.2 Hedehusene
28.3 Trekroner
31.3 Roskilde
towards Næstved
towards Kalundborg
42.5 Viby Sj
49.7 Borup
63.9 Ringsted
towards Rødby Færge
78.3 Sorø
92.9 Slagelse
towards Høng
108.3 Korsør
Great Belt Tunnel
Great Belt Bridge
Nyborg Færge
131.6 Nyborg
160.3 Odense
towards Svendborg
169.1 Holmstrup
towards Assens
175.5 Tommerup
178.8 Skalbjerg
181.1 Bred
184.7 Aarup
190.2 Gelsted
194.8 Ejby
200.1 Nørre-Åby
204.3 Kauslunde
210.4 Middelfart
Little Belt Bridge
216.3 Snoghøj
part of Fredericia–Padborg
220.6 Fredericia
8.6 Taulov
towards Århus, Padborg

The Copenhagen–Fredericia/Taulov Line is the Danish railway line between the capital, Copenhagen, and the Jutland peninsula by way of Funen. It is administered by Banedanmark and has a length of about 220 kilometres (140 mi). Being one of the main arteries of the Danish railway network, it has double track and is fully electrified.

The line is composed of the railway line across Zealand (the West Line) and the main line across Funen (Queen Louise's Railway), both of which were built during the mid-19th century. Originally connected by the Great Belt ferries, these two lines were joined in 1997 by the Great Belt Fixed Link.


The railway from Copenhagen to Roskilde, Denmark's first railway line, which was completed for the Zealand Railway Company (Det Sjællandske Jernbaneselskab) by British engineering company William Redford. It was on 26 June 1847. The section from Roskilde to Korsør was completed in 1956.[4]

The ferry from Byborg to Middelfart was inaugurated on 8 September 1865. It was built by [Peto, Brassey and Betts[]. In Middelfart, passengers could catch the steam ferry to Snoghøj, Jutland. On 1 November 1866, the railway was extended from Middelfart to Strib. Denmark's first train ferry was introduced on Strib-Fredericia in 1872.

Connections to other lines

See also


  1. "Togselskaber på statens jernbanenet" (in Danish). Banedanmark. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  2. "Sporantal". Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  3. "TIB (Ø)". Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  4. "Jernbanen KBH-Korsør" (in Danish). Kutlurstyrelsen. Retrieved 16 December 2014.

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Coordinates: 55°27′33″N 11°55′14″E / 55.4593°N 11.9206°E / 55.4593; 11.9206

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