UPDATED: Information regarding the transport of semi-trailers on pocket wagons in Denmark

The current measures, which came into force on 5 February 2021, introduced as a result of the incident on 13 January 2021, where a semi-trailer moved out of the hitch on its way across the Great Belt, have now been revised.

They do not contain any longer a requirement for additional fastening of semi-trailers across the Great Belt. Instead, it contains a number of other safety measures, including a minimum requirement for the locking force of the hitch and a minimum weight requirement to ensure the safe handling of traffic.

The link to the Danish version is included below.


For further information, please contact:

Additional links:

  • The official statement from TBST is available here, in Danish
    • A shorter non-official English version, received by Banedanmark for publication, is provided here