Thy Line

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Thy Line
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The Thy Line
Overview
Native nameThybanen
Type Railway
System Danish railway
Termini Struer
Thisted
Stations12
Operation
Opened20 April 1882
Owner Banedanmark
Operator(s) Arriva
Danish State Railways
CharacterPassenger trains
Technical
Line length73.6 kilometres (45.7 mi) [1]
Number of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed75 km/h [1]
The Thy Line
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Struer
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Struer Havn
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Bremdal
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Humlum
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Oddesund South
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Oddesund North
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Uglev
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Hvidbjerg
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Lyngs
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Ydby
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Hurup Thy
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Bedsted Thy
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Hassing
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Hørdum
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Snedsted
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Todbøl
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Sjørring
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Thisted

The Thy Line (Danish : Thybanen) is a 73.6 km (45.7 mi) [1] long standard gauge single track railway line in Denmark which runs between Struer and Thisted through the historical region of Thy.

Danish language North Germanic language spoken in Denmark

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.

Denmark constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

Struer, Denmark Place in Central Jutland, Denmark

Struer is the main town of the kommune of Struer, Region Midtjylland, Denmark with a population of 10,261.

Contents

The railway opened in 1882. It is owned and maintained by Rail Net Denmark and served with passenger trains by Arriva and the Danish State Railways (DSB). The Thy Line runs north from Struer, crossing the Limfjord on a 472 metres (1,549 ft) long bascule bridge, the Oddesund Bridge. From Oddesund the line cuts through the peninsula of Thyholm and continues through Thy to reach Thisted.

Banedanmark Danish railway infrastructure company

Banedanmark is a Danish company responsible for maintenance and traffic control of most of the Danish railway network. Branched off from DSB as a government agency in 1997. From 2004 to 2010 Banedanmark was a state-owned company under the Danish Ministry of Transport. In 2010 Banedanmark once again became a government agency under the Danish Ministry of Transport.

Arriva is a multinational public transport company headquartered in Sunderland, England It was established in 1938 as T Cowie and through a number of mergers and acquisitions was rebranded Arriva in 1997 and became a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in 2010. Arriva operates bus, coach, train, tram and waterbus services in 14 countries across Europe. As of September 2018, it employed 61,845 people and operated 2.4 billion passenger journeys annually. It operates as three divisions: UK Bus, UK Rail and Mainland Europe.

Limfjord sound in Denmark

The Limfjord is a shallow part of the sea, located in Denmark where it is regarded as a fjord ever since the Vikings. However it has inlets both from the North Sea and Kattegat and hence separates the island of North Jutlandic Island from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula. It extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat. It is approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with numerous bays, narrowings, and islands, most notably Mors, and the smaller ones Fur, Venø, Jegindø, Egholm and Livø. It is deepest at Hvalpsund.

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Struer station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

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Humlum station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

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Thisted station railway station in Thisted Municipality, Denmark

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Sjørring station railway station in Thisted Municipality, Denmark

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Hørdum station railway station in Thisted Municipality, Denmark

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Bedsted Thy station railway station in Thisted Municipality, Denmark

Bedsted Thy station is a railway station serving the small railway town of Bedsted in Thy, Denmark.

Hurup Thy station railway station in Thisted Municipality, Denmark

Hurup Thy station is a railway station serving the small railway town of Hurup in Thy, Denmark.

Ydby station railway station in Thisted Municipality, Denmark

Ydby station is a railway station serving the village of Ydby in Thy, Denmark.

Lyngs station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Lyngs station is a railway station serving the small village of Lyngs on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

Hvidbjerg station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Hvidbjerg station is a railway station serving the railway town of Hvidbjerg on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

Uglev station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Uglev station is a railway station serving the small railway town of Uglev on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

Oddesund North station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Oddesund North station is a railway station serving the small settlement of Oddesund on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

Hjerm station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

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References

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 "Line information (TIB)" (PDF) (in Danish). Banedanmark . Retrieved 2015-06-30.