Politiken tells us:
DSB renoverer togruten mellem NykÝbing Falster og Gedser – selv om den kun bruges af otte passagerer om dagen.
Or in English:
DSB to renovate train route between NykÝbing F and Gedser – even if it is only used by eight passengers a day.
These days DSB is a pure passenger train company which doesn’t have anything to do with the maintenance of railway lines. Line maintenance is the responsibility of BaneDanmark. And that the line between NykÝbing F and Gedser still exists is down to political decisions.
That DSB runs a minimal service between NykÝbing F and Gedser – a very small town of only 850 inhabitants – under its contract with the Transport Ministry has been an object of public curiosity for some time.
As it is, local traffic plays a minimal role here and in general, passenger trains between Denmark and Germany have not exactly been a priority for the past ten years. If you want to travel between Copenhagen and Berlin by train, you will have to either take one of the few “EuroCity”-connections via Hamburg or the sleeper between MalmŲ and Berlin. Taking a bus is probably just as fast and cheaper.