Undersea tunnel project connecting Denmark and Germany gets EU approval
July 24 , 2015
The EU has given its approval to a 12-mile undersea tunnel that will slash the journey time from Denmark to Germany.
The EU Commission said the $9.6 billion Fehmarn Belt project had complied with aid rules and would improve transportation links between Scandinavia and central Europe.
The tunnel, which will include a double-track rail line and a motorway, will connect Denmark’s Lolland island with the German island of Fehmarn, and is expected to open in 2024. Construction is due to start in January 2016.