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    Virtual groundbreaking launches construction of the Fehmarn Belt tunnel


    EUROPE: A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 1 to officially mark the start of construction of the 18 km Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany. Plans for a live event in Rødbyhavn on January 4 had been cancelled because of ...

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    Hospital station to open next year


    DENMARK: Gødstrup station which Banedanmark is building on the Herning – Holstebro line in western Jylland is nearing completion and on course to open in spring 2021, the infrastructure manager confirmed in December. Intended to serve the hospital now under construction at Gødstrup, 6 km northwest ...

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    Aalborg airport rail link ready to open


    DENMARK: The rail link to Aalborg Lufthavn will open with the timetable change on December 13, infrastructure manager Banedanmark has confirmed.

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    Digital twin platform for pantograph condition monitoring


    DENMARK: A digital twin platform for pantograph condition monitoring has been launched by PantoInspect. PantoSystem combines ultra-high speed 3D laser scanners with an AI cloud and big data tools to automatically identify each type of pantograph and provide accurate measurements. This is expected to be ...

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    Plastic bottles made into high-visibility workwear


    DENMARK: Engel Workwear has launched the Safety Light range of high visibility protective safety clothing with 50% of the material made from recycled plastic bottles. The regenerated polyester fibres spun from plastic bottles is combined with 40% cotton and 10% standard polyester to produce a ...

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    Stockholm – Berlin night train tickets go on sale


    EUROPE: Snälltåget has opened ticket sales for the Stockholm – Berlin night train service which it is to launch on March 27 2021. The service will run twice per week in April, May and September, with daily departures in June, July and August. Prices start from ...

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    Green loan to finance Danish electric train fleet


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has signed a €400m green loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance the acquisition of electric trains in 2020-25. The 15-year loan will contribute towards the acquisition of 42 Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives, more than 100 EMUs and ...

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    Vectron locomotives approved for operation in Denmark


    DENMARK: The first three of 42 Siemens Mobility Vectron AC electric locomotives ordered by national passenger operator DSB are expected to be delivered this month, after the Transport, Construction Housing Authority granted approval for operation in Denmark on September 15. ...

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    Study finds uncertainties in rail to bus conversion


    Source: Lokaltog DENMARK: Conversion of the Østbanen local railway in eastern Sjælland into a busway could be a viable alternative to renewing the life-expired rail infrastructure, a study has suggested. The infrastructure rail renewals which are required are expected to take 2½ years and cost ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities


    UK: The Railway Industry Association is holding a series of free webinars in partnership with the Department for International Trade to support UK rail companies looking to win export business. Participants will hear from DIT Trade Advisors about opportunities arising in a number of European countries. ...

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    DSB orders the 1 000th Vectron locomotive


    DENMARK: Siemens Mobility announced the sale of its 1 000th Vectron locomotive on May 4, with Danish national passenger operator DSB confirming an order for a further eight AC electric locos. DSB has now ordered a total of 42 Vectrons, procuring an initial 26 in 2018 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Low-key opening for København metro Line M4


    DENMARK: ‘It was different to what we had imagined,’ said Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO of København metro operator Metroselskabet after planned celebrations to mark the opening of Line M4 on March 28 were cancelled because of the coronavirus. ‘The trains just started running over the new section, ...

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    Öresundståg ETCS contract awarded


    EUROPE: Alstom has been awarded a €35m contract to supply and install Atlas ETCS onboard equipment for the X31 Contessa electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. Alstom is to supply an integrated system enabling the EMUs to use legacy ATC-2 ...

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    European Commission approves public financing of Fehmarn Belt fixed link


    EUROPE: The European Commission has concluded that Denmark’s public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel to Germany is compatible with EU state aid rules. The Commission had approved the model in July 2015, but ferry companies Scandlines and Stena Line subsequently appealed. ...

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    Øresund EMU wi-fi contract awarded


    EUROPE: Nomad Digital has been awarded a contract to supply and maintain passenger wi-fi on the fleet of electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. The aim is to roll-out wi-fi across the entire fleet of 111 three-car Adtranz X31 EMUs ...

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    Metro Report International

    Odense Letbane takes delivery of its first tram


    dk- odense stadler pankow tram DENMARK: The first of 16 Stadler Pankow trams for the light rail line under construction in Odense was delivered on February 20, with Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel watching the vehicle being unloaded from the lorry which brought it from ...

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    Fehmarn Belt railway consultancy contract awarded


    DENMARK: Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel project promoter Femern A/S has appointed SNC-Lavalin Group company Atkins to provide multidisciplinary railway consultancy services for the construction of the 18 km fixed link between Denmark and Germany. The agreement runs for eight years with potential for extension. ...

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    Talgo to supply coaches for DSB’s Hamburg service


    DENMARK: National operator DSB has selected Talgo to supply a fleet of locomotive-hauled coaches to operate international services to and from Hamburg.

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    Conversion of local railway into a busway to be studied


    Source: Lokaltog DENMARK: A feasibility study for converting the Østbanen local railway in eastern Sjælland into a busway is to be undertaken following an agreement between Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht and the regional council. The jointly-funded DKr3·5m study is to be undertaken in parallel ...

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    Work starts on Roskilde – Holbæk electrification


    Source: Banedanmark DENMARK: Preparatory works are to get underway this month on the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the Roskilde – Kalundborg line in western Sjælland, infrastructure manager Banedanmark announced on January 22. This includes the removal of lineside vegetation on the first section ...