Odsherred Line

Odsherred Line
Native name Odsherredsbanen
Type Railway
System Danish railways
Status 15
Termini Holbæk
55°42′56″N 11°42′30″E / 55.71557°N 11.7083°E / 55.71557; 11.7083 (Holbæk station)
Nykøbing Sjælland
55°55′19″N 11°40′26″E / 55.9219°N 11.6739°E / 55.9219; 11.6739 (Nykøbing Sjælland station)
Stations 19
Opened 1899[1]
Owner Hovedstadens Lokalbaner
Operator(s) Lokaltog[2]
Character Commuter trains
Rolling stock LINT 41
Line length 49.4 km (30.7 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification No
Operating speed 75 km/h

The Holbæk Line (Danish: Holbækbanen) is a 49.4 km (30.7 mi) long[1] standard gauge single track local passenger railway line linking Holbæk with the town of Nykøbing Sjælland in the northwestern part of the island of Zealand some fifty km west of Copenhagen9, Denmark. It takes its name after the Odsherred peninsula. Train services on the Odsherred Line are operated by the railway company Lokaltog.[2]


The railway line was built as a result of the Danish Railway Act of 1894. It was created to strengthen the economic development in Odsherred following the reclamnation of Lammefjorden. The original intention was to build a station or halt in each of the civil parishes that contributed to its financing. Holbæk County Council was granted a Concession on the railway on6 May 1896. Construction began the following year and it opened on 18 May 1899. The operator was Odsherreds Jernbane (OHJ).[3]

OHJ operated the railway until May 2003 when it merged with Høng-Tølløse Jernbane under the name Vestsjællands Lokalbaner and with headquarters in Holbæk. From 1 January 2009, the operations were taken over by Regionstog A/S and on 1 January 2015 it was merged with Lokalbanen under the name Lokaltog.[2]


Trains on the Odsherred Line are operated by the railway company Lokaltog.[2]


Samtlige stationsbygninger er tegnet af Heinrich Wenck

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Fakta om Lokaltogs strækninger". lokaltog.dk (in Danish). Lokaltog A/S. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Om Lokaltog". lokaltog.dk (in Danish). Lokaltog A/S. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  3. "Odsherred Jernbane (Odsherredsbanen)". jernbanen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 18 March 2015.

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