The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF), the Swedish passengers’ organisation Resenarsforum, the Danish passenger body Passagerpulsen and Council for Sustainable Traffic, the German passengers’ organisation Pro Bahn and Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD) are criticising the current service on the longdistance Copenhagen – Hamburg route during engineering work on both the Danish and the German side, and ask DB and DSB to offer attractive and direct long-distance connections between Copenhagen and Hamburg on the Danish and German side during engineering work.

For long-distance travelers between Copenhagen and Hamburg DSB and DB currently only offer connections with a change at Fredericia or Rødby and a longer journey time of some 45 – 75 minutes. “Thus the service on the Copenhagen – Hamburg long-distance route does not at present do justice to the meaning of a long-distance service between two major European cities ” according to the representatives of the European passenger bodies. “During the engineering work in the coming years we therefore ask for the longdistance service between Copenhagen and Hamburg to be diverted via Kolding.”

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