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is a 16.1 km (10 mi) long railway in Denmark
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, going from Hjørring
Hjørring Municipality is a municipality in North Denmark Region on the west coast of the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 929,58 km², making it the largest in Vendsyssel, and it has a total population of 67,121...
Hirtshals is a town in Hjørring municipality in Region Nordjylland on the north coast of the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe.-The town of Hirtshals:...
. Hirtshalsbanen is a part of Nordjyske Jernbaner
Nordjyske Jernbaner A/S is a Danish railway company operating in Vendsyssel. The company was formed in 2001 as a merger of Hjørring Privatbaner A/S and Skagensbanen A/S...
The railway links the harbour of Hirtshals with the Danish State Railways. Construction started in April 1924, and the railway was opened the following year. In 2005 the current Siemens
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Desiro trains, which have a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), were introduced.
Apart from local passenger traffic, there are transit freight train
A freight train or goods train is a group of freight cars or goods wagons hauled by one or more locomotives on a railway, ultimately transporting cargo between two points as part of the logistics chain...
s linking Norway
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to the European continent. The freight cars are transferred on the railway ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand. An international passenger service from Hirtshals south to Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...
, ceased many years ago.
- Hjørring station
- Kvægtorvet halt
- Teglgårdsvej halt
- Herregårdsparken halt
- Vellingshøj station
- Vidstrup station
- Sønderby halt
- Tornby station
- Horne station
- Emmersbæk halt
- Lilleheden halt
- Hirtshals station
- Color Line halt - between Lilleheden halt and Hirtshals station
- Raundrup halt - between Horne station and Tornby station
- Langholm - between Vellingshøj station and Vidstrup station
External links Nordjyske Jernbaner Nordjyllands Jernbaner