Arborwayfan wrote:Does anyone know if the trains still go onto the ferry at Rødby?
Trains do still take the ferry between calling at Puttgarden at platform 3 and Rødby at platform 20, however as a quite odd situation right now (from today to early June) the trains from Hamburg take the ferry ... and then terminate in Rødby!
And what's even more odd about that "shuttling the train over there" situation is that - on the ferry you have to leave the train anyway for security reasons. So basically right now you apparently ride onboard on the train, disembark and go to the passenger areas of the ferry while the ferry crosses the belt - then embark the train again and ride in the train for about 300m (!) until you've arrived at your destination in Rødby Færge, platform 20. Should I mention that when disembarking you have to walk about half that length back towards the ferry to exit the station?
You have to take a bus from there via Nykøbing to Orehoved - 90 minutes - where you can transfer to a regional train taking another 2 hours to København. Apparently according to DSB there are also direct busses from Rødby to København, but DB always sends you to that regional train instead as the fastest connection.
Apparently these replacement busses are due to some construction works by DSB on Falster, though i'm not quite sure which ones and for what purpose - if i get their linking right (my Danish is worth about zero, and their English is about as good as my French) it may - or may not - be connected to the upgrade of the route to double-track electrified with new signalling before 2021 in preparation for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel.
And to top that, DB claims there's no construction works along the route right now. There aren't of course. Because IC75 terminates in Rødby until June according to its schedule - not København