It’s finally happened: Take the train directly to Aalborg Airport

by Megan McPhee Christensen

It has long been underway but the time has finally come: you can now catch a train directly to Aalborg Airport.

Aalborg Municipality shared the happy news on Facebook.

“We’re creating better connections for the nation when we build infrastructure across different parts of the country. With a direct connection to and from the airport, it will not only be easier for both Danish and foreign visitors to travel to and from Aalborg but it will – together with other improvements in the railway network – also give a boost to the infrastructure throughout the whole North Jutland region.

That is why I am really glad that the new station will be quickly put to use and I have no doubt that it will be a nice perk for the passengers when we are able to travel more freely again,” Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht says.

This is how the train will run

The new railway to the airport is approximately three kilometers long and will have a direct connection to Aalborg.

Every hour, one train will travel in each direction.

“Direct trains to Aalborg Airport are great news and something we have been looking forward to for a long time. However, we do not expect to see a significant effect of this train until we are out of the COVID-19 crisis, but with a vaccine that is currently rapidly approaching, we can catch a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel,” Director of Aalborg Airport, Søren Svendsen, said in a prior statement.

The railway departs from Lindholm Station and continues through the area west of Voerbjerglund before passing Thistedvej, which crosses over the railway track by a bridge. From here, the track continues north of Lergravssøerne and further out along Lufthavnsvej. At the airport, the station will be very close to the main airport building.

The airport station will have a 180-meter-long platform that can operate trains of up to 204-meters. A preparatory track with a separate associated platform will also be built.

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