Regionstog A/S was a Danish railway company responsible for train operation on three private railway lines in Region Zealand, the Tølløse Line, the East Line and the Lolland Line. It was established in 2009 when Vestsjællands Lokalbaner A/S, Østbanen and Lollandsbanen A/S where merged and it merged with Lokalbanen A/S in 2015 to form the railway company Lokaltog A/S. Regionstog had administrative offices in Maribo and Holbæk, which is 50.2 km long, was opened in 1874 and transports approx. Østbanen, which is 46.2 km. long, was opened in 1879, tølløsebanen -Tølløse-Slagelse, which is 50.8 km. long, was opened in 1901, and transports approx. Odsherredsbanen, which is 49.4 km. long, was opened in 1899, Lokalbanen DSB S-train Rail transport in Denmark http, //www. regionstog. dk/om-regionstog
Lolland is the fourth largest island of Denmark, with an area of 1,243 km2. Located in the Baltic sea, it is part of Region Sjælland, as of 1 January 2013, it has 62,578 inhabitants. Lolland is known as the island because of its flatness. The island has been an important communication highway, among others for Nazi Germany during World War II, sugar beet has been grown in Lolland. Sugar is still an industry, visible from the large number of sugar beet fields. The largest town of Lolland is Nakskov, with 15,500 residents, other main towns are Maribo, which hosts the seat of the Diocese of Lolland and Falster, Sakskøbing and Rødby. Since January 1,2007, Lolland has been administered by two municipalities, Lolland covering the two thirds, and Guldborgsund uniting the eastern third with the neighbouring island Falster. Lolland has motor and railway links both to the island of Falster to the east and to Germany via ferry, european route E47 links Copenhagen to Hamburg via Lolland. This ferry, in service since 1963, serves 6 passenger trains per day.
Freight trains and night trains do not use the ferry, they take the way to the mainland via the Great Belt Bridge, Funen. The governments of Denmark and Germany plan to connect Lolland with Fehmarn by an immersed tunnel. Two older bridges span the strait between Lolland and Falster, the Frederick IX Bridge and Guldborgsund Bridge at the end of the strait. Frederick IX bridge is the bridge to Falster. Among the attractions of the island are Fuglsang Manor built in the half of the 19th century. Knuthenborg Safari Park north of Maribo is the largest safari park in Northern Europe, Middelaldercentret is an open-air museum on the most eastern part of the island just outside Nykøbing Falster. The Centre is a living history museum and it contains a reconstructed part of a medieval town from around 1400. It is among the most authentic reconstructions of the period in Europe. Lolland has many beaches and areas with summer houses, which are primarily visited by German tourists
Zealand is the largest and most populated island in Denmark with a population of 2,267,659. It is the 96th-largest island in the world by area and the 35th most populous and it is connected to Funen by the Great Belt Fixed Link, to Lolland, Falster by the Storstrøm Bridge and the Farø Bridges. Zealand is linked to Amager by five bridges, Zealand is linked indirectly, through intervening islands by a series of bridges and tunnels, to southern Sweden. Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is located partly on the shore of Zealand. Other cities on Zealand include Roskilde, Hillerød, Næstved and Helsingør, the island is not connected historically to the Pacific nation of New Zealand, which is named after the Dutch province of Zeeland. In Norse mythology as told in the story of Gylfaginning, the island was created by the goddess Gefjun after she tricked Gylfi and she removed a piece of land and transported it to Denmark, which became Zealand. The vacant area was filled with water and became Mälaren, since modern maps show a similarity between Zealand and the Swedish lake Vänern, it is sometimes identified as the hole left by Gefjun.
Zealand is the most populous Danish island and it is irregularly shaped, and is north of the islands of Lolland, and Møn. The small island of Amager lies immediately east, Copenhagen is mostly on Zealand but extends across northern Amager. A number of bridges and the Copenhagen Metro connect Zealand to Amager, Zealand is joined in the west to Funen, by the Great Belt Fixed Link, and Funen is connected by bridges to the countrys mainland, Jutland. Gyldenløveshøj, south of the city Roskilde, has a height of 126 metres, Zealand gives its name to the Selandian era of the Paleocene. Urban areas with 10, 000+ inhabitants, North Zealand Media related to Zealand at Wikimedia Commons Zealand travel guide from Wikivoyage
Little North Line
The Little North Line is a local railway line which runs between Hillerød and Helsingør in North Zealand north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The most important town along the route is Fredensborg, home to Fredensborg Palace, the railway line is standard gauge and single track, and the distance from Hillerød to Helsingør is 20.8 kilometres. The railway opened in 1864 as part of the North Line between Copenhagen and Helsingør by way of Hillerød, the line now constitutes the northernmost section of the original North Line which has not been electrified to form part of Copenhagens commuter rail network, the S-train. The railway is owned by Hovedstadens Lokalbaner and operated by the railway company Lokaltog which runs frequent local train services between Hillerød station and Helsingør station, the North Line opened in 1864 between Copenhagen and Elsinore by way of Hillerød. It was originally the line to Elsinore before the more direct Coast Line opened in 1897. The North Line was gradually electrified to form part of Copenhagens commuter rail network, the Little North Line now constitutes the northernmost section of the original North Line which has not been converted into S-train.
The line continues the North Line of the S-train network and it runs north from Hillerød station along the tracks of the Gribskov Line, before curving east towards Helsingør. The most important town along the route is Fredensborg, home to Fredensborg Palace, the Little North Line joins the Coast Line in Snekkersten, one station before reaching Helsingør. Trains on the Little North Line is operated by the railway company Lokaltog, Lokaltog operates a fairly intensive timetable on the Little North Line with light DMUs working a fixed 30-minute frequency most in the day time and every hour in the evening. Hillerød Grønholt Kratbjerg Fredensborg Langerød Kvistgård Mørdrup Snekkersten Helsingør North Line Lille Syd List of railway lines in Denmark Lokaltog
Copenhagen, Danish, København, Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen has an population of 1,280,371. The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants, the city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand, another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road, originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a centre of power with its institutions, defences. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century and this included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing, since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure.
The city is the cultural and governmental centre of Denmark, Copenhagens economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö. With a number of connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades. Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs, the annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, the Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train network connects central Copenhagen to its outlying boroughs. Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, the name of the city reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce.
The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning merchants harbour, the literal English translation would be Chapmans haven. The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, the abbreviations Kbh. or Kbhvn are often used in Danish for København, and kbh. for københavnsk. The chemical element hafnium is named for Copenhagen, where it was discovered, the bacterium Hafnia is named after Copenhagen, Vagn Møller of the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen named it in 1954. Excavations in Pilestræde have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century, the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating to the 11th century, have been unearthed near where Strøget meets Rådhuspladsen
Slagelse is a small town in Denmark located in west Zealand. It is about 100 km southwest of Copenhagen, in the 11th century, Slagelse had a mint and was an important trading centre. The city has an 11th-century church, and nearby is Trelleborg, hans Christian Andersen studied in the grammar school in this city for a few years but described it as a nuisance. Slagelse is twinned with Aberdare and Stargard Szczeciński, Poland
For the northern island of the country of New Zealand, see North Island. North Zealand, North Sealand, refers to the part of the Danish island of Zealand which is not clearly defined. The Danish tourist authorities have introduced the term Danish Riviera to cover the area in view of its increasing importance for tourism. The area not only has three magnificent royal castles but offers resorts with sandy beaches, as well as lakes and unspoiled forests, in addition to Kronborg Castle, three of the North Zealand forest areas used for royal par force hunting are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The region is generally understood to cover the north of Copenhagen between the Isefjord to the west and the Øresund to the east. It comprises the municipalities of Allerød, Fredensborg, Furesø, Halsnæs, Helsingør, Hillerød, Hørsholm, Lyngby-Taarbæk, the largest urban centres in the region are Helsingør, Hørsholm, Hillerød, Birkerød, Farum and Frederiksværk. The historic city of Roskilde in the southwest is often included in North Zealand, known for its Viking Games held each summer, is adjacent to the Hornsherred peninsula with opportunities for walking and sailing.
Jægerspris Castle with a history dating back to the 13th century is now a house museum. Another attraction is the open-air Gunpowder Museum, the Gothic, brick-built Roskilde Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting over 100,000 visitors a year. Roskilde has a history dating back to the Vikings as can be seen in its Viking Ship Museum, the city attracts thousands to the four-day Roskilde Music Festival held annually at the beginning of July. The castle known as Krogen was rebuilt as Kronborg in 1577 and they did not use the land for farming, but mainly for hunting and for grazing their horses. They established enclosed parks for hunting deer, since the 16th century, royal residences and palaces have been built in the region. In the 18th century, Frederiksværk on the west coast and Hellebæk just west of Helsingør, from the turn of the 20th century, the north and east coasts have developed as bathing and holiday resorts for the inhabitants of Copenhagen. The area to the north of the capital has become popular as a residential and recreational area for those working in the city.
One of the attractions in the area is the UNESCO-listed Kronborg Castle in Helsingør to the north-east. It is not only the site of William Shakespeares play Hamlet but is one of the most important Renaissance castles in northern Europe, the lively city of Helsingør has a cathedral church built in the 16th century. Its redeveloped harbour area known as Kulturhavn Kronborg now houses the Danish Maritime Museum while Kulturværftet is a venue for concerts. The second largest city Hillerød, in the centre of the region, is famous for Frederiksborg Palace built in the Renaissance style for Christrian IV in the early 17th century