Aarhus Commuter Rail

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Aarhus Commuter Rail
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Overview
Owner Rail Net Danmark
Midtjyske Jernbaner
Locale Region Midtjylland, Denmark
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 33
Operation
Began operation 2012
Operator(s) Danish State Railways
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Aarhus Commuter Rail (Danish: Aarhus Nærbane) is a commuter rail service in and near Aarhus, Denmark.

There is one line, from Odder to Grenaa, with 33 stations. This traffic concept started in 2012, when the traffic on the two local railways Odderbanen and Grenaabanen was combined into one line, with new rolling stock. The rolling stock is Siemens Desiro diesel multiple units.

In 2016 both railways will be defined as light rail, and be equipped with electric power supply. Also, a new city tramway will be built in central Aarhus. New trams will be used for this. This concept is called Aarhus Letbane (Aarhus light rail).

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