This paper demonstrates the results from a detailed study of the dynamic behavior of a shunt reactor compensated 400 kV combined cable/overhead line. This is accomplished by means of theoretical considerations, simulations and measurements. The work presented here is based on a real-life operating 400 kV power system and initiated by Danish TSO Energinet.dk after having measured the voltage of the cable/overhead line after disconnection. A particular decaying dynamic phase voltage containing voltages higher than the voltage before disconnection appeared. A simulation model for the entire system consisting of overhead lines, crossbonded cable sections and shunt reactor has been created in PSCAD/EMTDC and verified against measurements with good results. Main focus has been put on the likelihood of having a successful single-phase autoreclosure ARC in such a combined cable/OHL line.