At Lasingnors shipyard in Denmark, the world's largest train ferry took to the water for the first time on November 19.
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Background: At Lasingnors shipyard in Denmark, the world's largest train ferry took to the water for the first time on November 19. It is called the Tralleberg and will be delivered, when fully fitted, to the Swedish Railways.
In service, the ferry will operate between Tralleberg in Sweden and Sassitz in Germany. In the meantime, a sister ship, the 'Theodor Heuss' is being built in Germany.
Powered by two 5,000 hp diesel engines, the ferry has a speed of 19 knots and can carry forty wagons and forty coaches.
The ferry will be of great help to Swedish and Norwegian tourists who visit Southern Europe in large numbers each summer. Hitherto they had to make a long and arduous journey via Denmark, often with a long wait when they eventually reached the Jutland ferry.