Jernbane A/S
Fate Merged with Odderbanen
Founded 1879
Defunct 2008
Headquarters Lemvig, Denmark
Area served
Services Passenger transportation
Website www.lemvigbanen.dk (defunct)
VLTJ MX 26 (front), previously a DSB class MX diesel locomotive
Lemvigbanen train at Vejlby station

Vemb-Lemvig-Thyborøn Jernbane (VLTJ) or Lemvigbanen is a Danish railway line in Northwest Jutland. Established in 1879, the line extends from Vemb via Lemvig to Thyborøn. The single-track line is mostly level, and is operated with a fleet of five single-unit Y-train railcars. VLTJ has its own workshop and servicing facilities on the line.

Until 1 January 2008, the line was operated by the company Vemb-Lemvig-Thyborøn Jernbane A/S, which has been merged with Odderbanen's operating company to form Midtjyske Jernbaner.[1]

The railway is to be used to test a prototype hydrogen-powered train in 2010.[2]

Popular culture

The railway achieved fame in Denmark, when the band Tørfisk in 1985 wrote the song "VLTJ" describing a trip with the railway. This song later achieved cult status.

See also


  1. "Midtjyske Jernbaner" (in Danish). Region Midtjylland. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  2. Claus Torbensen (2008-01-01). "Demonstrating the power of hydrogen". Railway Gazette International.

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