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Dredging will produce a trench some 40–50 m wide and 12–15 m deep.
According to current plans there will be one passenger train and two freight trains in each direction per hour.
Hence, there will probably be congestion and delays on the German side of the bridge, with this much traffic, if the track widening is delayed.
According to a report released on 30 November 2010 by Femern A/S (a subsidiary of the Danish state-owned Sund & Bælt Holding A/S), the company tasked with designing and planning the link between Denmark and Germany, the corridor for the alignment of the link has now been determined and will be sited in a corridor running east of the ferry ports of Puttgarden and Rødbyhavn.
The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link will be financed by state-guaranteed loans, which will be paid by the road and train tolls.
The proposed tunnel would be 17.6 km long, 40 m deep (below the surface of the sea), and would carry a double-track railway.