Aarhus Letbane

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Aarhus Letbane
Letbanebro over Egådalen.jpg
Type Tram, Tram-train
Status Under development
Locale Central Denmark Region
Stations 50,[1] previously 51[2]
Services 5
Website Midtrafik Letbane (owner)
Aarhus Letbane (construction project)
Opened May 2017
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 a tram and tram-train system under construction in the city of Aarhus, Denmark since September 2013.[3] Parts of the line is planned to open in May 2017, while the rest is expected to open in the autumn 2017.[4]

Aarhus Letbane is the first light rail system in Denmark.[5] It will be operated by the company midttrafik.[4]


The project is inspired by trams in Kassel in Germany.[3]

Phase 1 is a 12 km double-track tramway running from Aarhus H station, via Skejby and Lisbjerg to Lystrup.[3] The Odderbanen railway from Aarhus to Odder and Grenaabanen to Grenaa will be adapted for tram-train services.[3] Phase 1 will be 110 kilometres long when completed.[6]

Expansion plans includes a branch to Lisbjerg West.[3]

Rolling stock[edit]

Contract has been signed about delivery of two types of trams:[7]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Letbanen binder Aarhusområdet sammen". Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fra verdens mindste storby til metropol". Archived from the original on 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Aarhus tram-train project gets the go-ahead". Railway Gazette International. 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Letbanen". Midttraffik. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  5. ^ See Aarhus Letbane.
  6. ^ "Om Letbanen [About the Lightrail]". letbanen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 31 January 2017. 

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