The Environmental Impact Assessment for Stage One of the Aarhus LRT

30 June 2010  •  Author(s): Ole Sørensen, Light Rail Project Manager, Midttrafik and Lisa Bak Jensen, EIA-Coordinator, COWI A/S

As a consequence of the continual increasing load on the entire traffic system, the city of Aarhus has for some years being working to establish a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. The first stage of the LRT encompasses a connection of the two existing railways (Odderbanen and Grenaabanen) and the construction of approximately 12km of new light rails. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) together with the local authority plan supplement for the first stage of the LRT system has recently been through the second public hearing, and the project has been well received by the public. Therefore, planning for the future work will soon be in place.

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