The first phase of the project is in the early planning stages, with a pre-feasibility study completed. Concept design starts in August 2012, and will feed into an environmental impact assessment report that will be presented to the Danish Transport Ministry in late 2013, PB said.
Following the presentation, the project will proceed into preliminary design, detailed design, and be tendered in 2015, with opening scheduled in 2020.
Jes Hansen, Parsons Brinckerhoff's general manager for Scandinavia, said, "The creation of light rail is part of an overall strategy for growth in Odense. We are proud to be part of the new light rail, which will connect the center of Odense to the new super hospital and the city's university campus. We are eager to work on this project, offering our global experience combined with local expertise."