trains in 20th Century Europe
The map shows that Denmark controls western approaches to Sweden and Norway and that historically routes across Denmark have had to encounter sea crossings. Denmark consists of a peninsula (Jylland) and a number of islands. Connections between the islands were by ferry and this feature dominated access to København and beyond.
From the west, the first improvement arrived in 1935 with the construction of the Lillebælt bridge which established a direct rail connection between Fredericia and Middlefart on the island of Fyn (Fünen). This enabled the introduction of a through service from Paris to København via Hamburg and Odense, albeit by using the Korsør-
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