74 billion. crowns. So great will ekstraregningen according to the Danish road directorate to establish a train service over a new Kattegatbro, which in itself will cost 62 billion. crowns.
It has got the Transport ministry to look for alternative and cheaper solutions that can ensure that the bridge's collective traffic will not be left entirely to the green and white double-decker, which fills the ever-more on the motorway. The consultancy firm Ramboll has been responsible for the ideation, and here you are now come up to seven different proposals.
It writes Jyllands-Posten.
Ramboll proposes, among other things, to dedicate one lane for buses and cars with more passengers, or insert new 'superbusser' of up to 100 metres in length on the line.
The most expensive proposal is a powerful further development of the Monorail train in Legoland - a train that runs on a single rail, and therefore will be able to make use of the bridge's guard rails.
It is not what the proposal exactly will cost, but the train must, according to the minister for transport mr Ole Birk Olesen (LA) be førerløst and capable of carrying 400 to 500 passengers over the approximately 46 kilometers long stretch.
- the Monorail already exists elsewhere in the world, it is just as well as the trains, we are about to buy to the railways, but it is not so expensive. The idea here is to set up the monorail on the bridge railing, which will make that it can run up to 200 km/h. and thus be as fast as a traditional train, the minister says to the jp.dk and add;
- This requires of course an additional investment, but not at all like a rail.
Several of the proposals assumes that the self-propelled technology is reached quite a bit longer than is the case today. So far predicts that the bridge will be open in the year 2035, and it will, according to the Engineer could also be a form of skinneløst took.
It is to be understood as a hybrid between a light-rail access and a bus, which does not have a rail, but can be controlled through sensors in the roadway.
another idea is to let the fjernbusser relax together on the bridge. It must be done in a way so the passengers along the way can switch to the bus, running to their destination.
Jyllands-Posten has presented Ramboll suggestions for trafikforsker Harry Lahrmann Aalborg University, and he calls some of them 'a little too imaginative'. He is, among others, skeptical of the ideas of a monorail train on the autoværnet and a samkørselsspor.
- as I know, there will only be two lanes in each direction, and so it makes no sense to reserve a track for cars and buses with two or more. The kind has so far only used where there have been at least three tracks - if you choose something else on the Kattegat, it will greatly be rethought, says Harry Lahrmann to jp.dk and adds:
In trafikforskerens eyes, the proposal on driverless buses to turn good sense. He doubts, however, whether one might even call them an alternative to the train.