The first phase opened on 28 May 2022. The tramway starts in Tarup, in the north-western part of Odense, and travels via the central train station, University of Southern Denmark, and the new hospital before reaching its final destination in Hjallese, in the southernmost part of the city. The first line consists of 14.5 kilometres (9.0 miles) of tracks and has 26 stations. Expected number of passengers is 34,000 daily. The total budget is 3.3 billion Danish kroner (2017 numbers). The tramway is financed by the Odense Municipality, the Danish State, and the Region of Southern Denmark.