DENMARK: There are good prospects for a road and rail fixed link across the Kattegat between Sjælland and Jylland, the government has announced. Further studies are to be undertaken, building on preliminary studies initiated by the previous government.

The proposed east–west link would shorten the travel time between København and the country’s second largest city Aarhus by up to 1½ h, with the potential to reduce domestic flights.

Further studies will now look at the environmental impacts of a fixed link. ‘It is crucial that we investigate a combined road and rail connection and not just a road connection’, said Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht on January 19.