Aarhus Letbane

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Aarhus Letbane
Type Tram, Tram-train
Status Under development
Locale Central Denmark Region
Stations 49
Services 5
Website http://www.midttrafik.dk/letbane/forside+-+letbane
Opening August 2016
Owner Midttrafik
Line length 107 km (66 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC OHLE
Operating speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

Aarhus Letbane (Aarhus light rail) is planned tram and tram-train system in the city of Aarhus, Denmark.[1] Construction start was in September 2013. Opening is planned for August 2016.


The project is inspired by trams in Kassel in Germany.[1]

Phase 1 is a 12 km double-track tramway running from Aarhus H station, via Skejby and Lisbjerg to Lystrup.[1] The Odderbanen railway from Aarhus to Odder and Grenaabanen to Grenaa will be adapted for tram-train services.[1] Expansion plans include a branch to Lisbjerg West.[1]

Rolling stock[edit]

Contract has been signed about delivery of two types of trams:[2]

  • Stadler Tango: max speed 100 km/h, going to run between Grenaa and Aarhus H station.
  • Stadler Variobahn: max speed 80 km/h, going to run between Odder and Lystrup.

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