Current status of public transport in Denmark

30 June 2009  •  Author(s): Mr. Lars Barfoed, Minister of Transport, Denmark

Although Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries, it benefits from a highly developed public transport system. This, for instance, is evidenced by the fact that Denmark accounts for one of Europe’s highest market shares in terms of rail transport. Denmark has also gained an international reputation for its bridge building expertise with its world class bridges, which remove the natural barriers created by the sea and, in a figurative sense, as a bridge builder between Germany and Scandinavia.

The importance of public transport

For the Danish government, it is very important to increase the market share of public transport for several reasons. Among them is the wish to alleviate the impact of constantly increasing road traffic as well as for environmental, energy and climate considerations.

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