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    ​Banedanmark completes København S-bane CBTC roll-out


    DENMARK: The whole of the København S-bane network is now being operated using communications-based train control, following the commissioning of lineside equipment on the three final sections of route over the weekend of September 24-25.

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    Atkins and NIRAS to design Vestfyn fast line


    DENMARK: Atkins has been appointed as lead consultant for the US$430m Vestfyn Line project to build a 250 km/h railway between Odense Vest and Kauslunde near Middelfart on the island of Fyn. Atkins will work with engineering consultancy NIRAS to design the 35 km line and ...

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    Fehmarn Belt tunnel element factory topped out


    DENMARK: The first of the buildings which will be used to produce the 217 m long, 73 500 tonne concrete elements for the Fehmarn Belt immersed rail and road tunnel between Denmark and Germany has been topped out by project promoter Femern A/S and main contractor ...

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    Metro Report International

    Celebrations as Odense tramway opens


    DENMARK: Music, entertainment and free chocolate-coated strawberries featured in the celebrations marking the opening of the Odense tramway on May 28. The 14·5 km double-track line runs from Tarup in the northwest to the station, Syddansk Universitet, a hospital and Hjallese in ...

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    Composite floors ordered for Danish EMUs


    DENMARK: In its largest project to date, Portuguese company MCG Transportation is to manufacture the floors for the 100 five-car Coradia Stream electric multiple-units which Danish national operator DSB has ordered from Alstom. The composite floor units are being designed and produced to meet Alstom’s specific ...

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    Metro Report International

    Odense tramway handed over with opening expected this month


    DENMARK: The Odense tramway is set to open at the end of May, after the contractor formally handed the project over to owner Odense Letbane when regulatory approval for operation was received on April 26. In June 2017 the CME consortium led by COMSA with subcontractors ...

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    Öresundståg terminates SJ operating contract


    SWEDEN: Regional authorities in the south of the country have awarded a two-year emergency contract for Transdev to operate Öresundståg services from December 10, having agreed to terminate an eight-year contract with SJ after just two years.

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    Danish battery train supplier selected


    DENMARK: Local railway operator Midtjyske Jernbaner has selected Siemens Mobility to supply seven battery multiple-units. The two-car Mireo Plus B units are to be deployed on the Holstebro – Skjern and Vemb – Lemvig – Thyborøn lines in northwest Jylland from the end of 2024. They ...

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    ‘Quantum leap’ as CBTC goes live on København’s cross-city S-bane core


    DENMARK: København’s S-bane suburban trains have started using CBTC through the cross-city core, following the commissioning of the new signalling over the weekend of January 15-16.

  • Construction of the German side of the 18 km Fehmarn Belt immersed tube road and rail tunnel between Germany and Denmark was officially launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Puttgarden (Photo: O Malzahn/Femern AS)

    Groundbreaking launches work on German side of Fehmarn Belt tunnel


    GERMANY: Construction of the German side of the 18 km Fehmarn Belt immersed tube road and rail tunnel between Germany and Denmark was officially launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Puttgarden on November 29. Attendees included Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of ...

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    Denmark: Getting the passengers back


    With a substantial investment strategy in place and negotiations for a new operating contract underway, Denmark’s state passenger operator is positioning itself to drive modal shift in a post-Covid recovery, DSB Chief Executive Flemming Jensen tells Chris Jackson.

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    DSB awards EMU depot contract


    DENMARK: DSB has awarded a DKr641m contract to MT Højgaard Danmark for construction of the first of two dedicated maintenance depots to support the fleet of inter-city EMUs on order from Alstom. The København depot is to be developed on the site of the capital’s former ...

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    ETCS Level 2 goes live on Roskilde – Køge – Næstved line


    DENMARK: All trains on the Roskilde – Køge – Næstved line in Sjælland began operating using ETCS Level 2 with effect from August 3, after infrastructure manager Banedanmark commissioned the next phase of its national Signalling Programme.

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    Metro Report International

    Odense light rail phase two options presented


    DENMARK: Two options are put forward in a report into possible future expansion of the light rail line which is currently under construction in Odense. The 14·5 km phase one line running from Tarup in the northwest to Hjallese in the south is expected to open ...

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    Green transport no longer a distant vision as DSB signs landmark electric train contract


    DENMARK: ‘After many years of planning and preparation, we can now start the practical work of getting the trains of the future to Denmark’, said DSB CEO Flemming Jensen when the national passenger operator signed a major framework contract with Alstom for the supply of electric multiple-units.

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    Metro Report International

    ICM Mobility acquires mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire


    DENMARK: ICM Mobility Group has acquired mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire, which offers a white label platform aggregating services ranging from traditional public transport to micromobility, paratransit, rideshare and other options. Features include multimodal trip planning and on-demand microtransit booking and scheduling. København-based Unwire ...

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    Stadler lodges objection to DSB multiple-unit contract


    DENMARK: Stadler has lodged an objection to DSB’s selection of Alstom for a contract to supply around 150 electric multiple-units as part of its Future Train rolling stock renewal strategy. The national passenger operator had named Alstom as preferred bidder on April 12 for its largest-ever ...

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    Snälltåget will not bid for Stockholm – Brussels night train contract


    EUROPE: Open access operator Snälltåget has decided not to bid for the contract to operate the Swedish government’s proposed overnight service between Stockholm, Malmö, Hamburg, Köln and Brussels.

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    Teleste information screens selected for Danish stations


    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has awarded Teleste a framework contract for the supply of up to 4 500 outdoor TFT LCD displays as part of work to enhance passenger information provision at stations. The contract runs for five years, with an option for a further three. ...

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    DSB increases Talgo order to provide more international capacity


    DENMARK: DSB has decided to increase the capacity of the eight Talgo trainsets it has ordered for use on services to Hamburg. The national passenger operator said international ticket sales were increasing before the pandemic, and this would help to meet growing demand for more climate-friendly ...