It is now clear that the German connecting rail tracks will be delayed compared to the original schedule. In a letter to the Danish Minister of Transport, Magnus Heunicke, his German collegue, Minister Alexander Dobrindt, admits that the project design and the construction of an electrified double tracked rail connection will not be ready for the planned opening of the tunnel. Danish Minister of Transport has confirmed this today in a brief to the Danish Transport Committee.
The Chairman of STRING, Henrik Appel, is looking forward to the upcoming tunnel between Lolland and Germany, which will result in shorter travelling times and repayment schemes than first assumed. Appel believes that this can speed things up in creating the future for the STRING region between Hamburg and Öresund.
This film shows the aim of the Green STRING Corridor project: Promoting the potential of innovative transport and logistics solutions and developing a green transport corridor between the Öresund Region and Hamburg, capitalising on the benefits of the coming fixed Femern Belt link.
On the German side of the Fehmarnbelt, the discussion on the fixed link has a slightly different nature than that on the Danish side. Whilst the Danes are mainly in consensus, the German process is more complicated – and the opposition more wide spread. A dialogue forum will now aid the process.
The Green STRING Corridor’s closing conference, during the Fehmarnbelt Days, marked the consignment of the project’s facts and findings to the STRING Network. The relay of recommendations and conclusions underscores a joint vision for easier, faster and greener travel and transport for the benefit of the population and the businessess in the STRING region.
720 Swedes, Danes and Germans, along with representatives from a range of other European countries, participated in the Fehmanrbelt Days in Copenhagen from the 30th of September until the 2nd of October.
STRING has initiated a short film competition for young filmmakers within the region, to honour creative ideas that are under the term of „Tales of a region“ and give support to turn these ideas into films. At the reception of the Mayor of Copenhagen, Anke Spoorendonk, Minister of Justice, Culture and European Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein, and former chairwoman of STRING, presented this cultural initiative.
In an increasingly globalised economy, the demand for efficiency and mobility is increasing. Bigger and stronger regions are needed to attract and retain people and companies who will create the wealth of the future. City regions have become the engines in developing the knowledge and information-based community - enter the 8 million City project, and its links to STRING.
Creating Europe’s first-ever green cross-border infrastructure corridor where you can get from A to B using only alternative fuels. That is no longer merely a vision – but a reality that is moving closer thanks to the proposed Eco-Friendly Highway project idea, which was presented during the Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 in Copenhagen.
During the Fehmarnbelt Days the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and other members of the Science Link Network, in cooperation with the Röntgen-Ångström Cluster (RÅC), will hold a panel discussion with the following theme: Scientific cooperation around large-scale research infrastructures and their regional development