Business travel and Accessibility Öresund-Hamburg
The scope of this thematic work package is to identify initiatives that could realise a Green Passenger Transport Corridor based on high accessibility and reduction of the environmental impacts.

Picture: DSB, photographer Renée Strandbygaard

We will identify the effects and benefits that regional businesses can reap by the enhancement of the inter-regional accessibility; as well as bet­ter integration between air and fast rail modes.


Establishing a greener transport service betweenGermanyandScandinaviashould contribute to a better accessibility for business travel as well as lowering the environmental impact.


The potential benefits that a green corridor pre­sent to companies can be realized in three di­men­sions: 1. Business travel to northern Ger­many, 2. Better access to qualified staff, 3. im­pro­ved global accessibility viaCopenhagenAir­port.


We will conduct studies in the above areas to help identify im­por­tant initiatives for the Green STRING Corridor Action Plan.


The STRING corridor is connecting 3 nations and is a central part of the Trans European Transport Network linking Scandinavia toEurope. Our work will contribute to a common understanding among the private and public stakeholder of the potentials in developing the corridor.



The prime focus areas are:


Opportunities for passenger transport in a freight oriented corridor.


Visualization of the improved accessibility in the STRING Corridor.


Impacts on the regional labour market as a result of the improved transport system in the STRING corridor.


Regional economic and socio-economic be­ne­fits of fast rail service Öresund-Hamburg.


Potential synergies between the new re­search facility European Spal­la­tion Source (ESS) in Lund and fa­cilities inHamburg.


Improving the accessibility toCopenhagenAirportand how to improve the coope­ra­tion between air and rail travel.


Duration:  2012 to 2014


Please see the fact sheet for WP 3 for further information