August 1, 2019

Rømø-Sylt Line Gets A Second Ferry

FRS (Flensburger Reederei Group) is buying another car ferry for its ferry connection to Sylt (Rømø-Sylt Line).

It will be the Norwegian ferry TRESFJORD, entering service in November 2019.

With the second ferry, the Rømø-Sylt line is significantly expanding its ferry service, in time for the construction works on the Hindenburgdamm. The Hindenburgdamm is an 11 km-long train-only causeway joining the North Frisian island of Sylt to mainland Schleswig-Holstein. Because of the planned works, rail capacity (such as with car wagons) will starkly be reduced.

Currently, the ship is still in Norway, where it is being rebuilt for its new task.

The TRESFJORD can carry up to 127 cars, just over one and a half times as much as the actual ferry SYLTEXPRESS, which used to operate alone on the line.