Have been waiting for seven years on the answer: Politicians hold Else and John go

- It affects us deeply here, says 70-year-old Else rønsholt who to Ekstra Bladet. Else rønsholt who and her husband, John, are among the danes, who for severa

Have been waiting for seven years on the answer: Politicians hold Else and John go

- It affects us deeply here, says 70-year-old Else rønsholt who to Ekstra Bladet. Else rønsholt who and her husband, John, are among the danes, who for severa

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
17 February 2020 Monday 00:00
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Have been waiting for seven years on the answer: Politicians hold Else and John go

- It affects us deeply here, says 70-year-old Else rønsholt who to Ekstra Bladet.

Else rønsholt who and her husband, John, are among the danes, who for several years has been waiting to find out whether to build new rail links in their neighbourhood as part of the agreement on Togfonden.

Else and John live namely in the village of Daugård right next to the Vejle Fjord. Here it is supposed that the construction of a rail bridge or tunnel. Something that could have major implications for the matrimonial housing situation.

- We can, after all, risking having to leave our home, tells Else rønsholt who.

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Togfonden DK is an agreement, which was concluded in 2014 by the Social democrats, The Radicals, Dansk Folkeparti, SF and Enhedslisten.

the Agreement includes, among other things, a bridge or tunnel over the Vejle Fjord, an orbit over the Western, a bane to London, a lane between the manor house and Facilities and electrification of most togstrækninger.

One of the great goals of the fund is to make sure that there is only a hour shuttle service between the largest cities in the country, it will say the Copenhagen-Odense, Odense-Aarhus and Aarhus-Aalborg.

Togfonden must in the first instance be financed by the revenue from the taxation of the oil in the North sea, it was agreed in the agreement. However, there have repeatedly been problems with the financing of the fund, among other things, due to falling oil prices.

On Facebook there are several groups and pages with thousands of members and followers, which is against the fund. Many because they care about the environment or nature, or because they, too, run the risk of having to stay close to a rail or be expropriated.

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the Future is uncertain
In the spring of 2019, plans for togbroen of the Vejle Fjord was laid in the tomb, when the Danish people's Party withdrew its support for the project.

But the Else and John reached the bad to find the champagne forward. With the entry of the socialist government after the general election in the summer was the project namely, the revived, and the house they themselves have built, was once again in danger.

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Ægeparret hope that they can be allowed to grow old together in their home. Photo: Anders Brohus
It is especially the lack of knowledge about whether togbroen will be built or not - and not least when - as the slider on the Else and John.

- What happens tomorrow? Where are we about a year? We don't know, says Else rønsholt who and adds that she and her husband gradually do not know what will be worst:

having To move from home, where they planned to live the rest of their days, or to get a rail in the backyard?

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the family farm, where John is born, is likely to be affected, if togbroen being built.

- the Johns family has owned the farm since 1902, and is now living one of our sons there. But he could also be expropriated, sugar, Else, rønsholt who.

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The red line illustrates the togbroen or tunnel, which will be built as part of the agreement on Togfonden. The white line shows where the railway is today. Graphics: Extra Magazine
do Understand the frustration
Ekstra Bladet has tried to get an interview with the transport minister Benny Engelbrecht. He has not wanted to put up, but have instead sent an e-mail response.

'I can well understand the frustration of the fact that there has already been a decision. Therefore, it is also my objective, in contrast to the previous government, to conclude a comprehensive agreement, which can create calm on future infrastructure investments, so that citizens know what they can count on,' he writes.

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It is not yet known when the connection will be built. Else rønsholt who are tired of waiting for answers. Photo: Anders Brohus
'In relation to the project itself on a path across the Vejle Fjord, hills government is still up on the objectives in the Togfonden DK, including the objective of faster trains between the largest Danish cities. In this light, a new path across the Vejle Fjord, an important element of which will be included in future discussions of a long-term infrastructure plan. However, the government has not taken a position on whether a course should be instituted as a bridge or tunnel.'

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Else rønsholt who, however, has no plans to give up in the fight against togbroen.

I fought against a rail back in the 90's, and I am fighting against it now, she rolls fast.
Else rønsholt who and John rønsholt who was happy, since togbroen was lifted in the spring of last year. But now continuing to fight for their home. Photo: Anders Brohus

Updated: 17.02.2020 00:00
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