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Denmark, Helsingor - dk/11

Oresund Strait

Second Oresund crossing by 4 km-long bored or immersed tube proposed to connect with Helsingborg, Sweden. First crossing on schedule for opening late-2000. August 1998.Feasibility study by Scandiaconsult and Cowi has proposed a second, single-tube, rail-only Oresund link between Helsingborg, Sweden and Helsingor, Denmark. The job could be completed for less than $1 billion by using a combination of cut-and-cover and immersed tube at the coasts, linked by a 4 km-long, 8.4 m-diameter bored central section. Geology is chalk, limestone and sand. Decision expected 2002 for entry into service 2009. Contact at www.cowi.dk or www.scc.se March 2000.