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  • København metro train transport
    Metro Report International

    København metro trains head for refurbishment


    DENMARK: Specialist logistics company Van der Vlist is organising the multi-modal transport of 34 København metro trains by sea to Zeebrugge and then to Rotterdam, where Alstom is to undertake a €30m mid-life refurbishment programme over three years.

  • DB Cargo Scandinavia Fredericia workshop opening (1)

    Danish locomotive and wagon workshop opened


    DENMARK: Freight operator DB Cargo Scandinavia has opened a locomotive and wagon maintenance workshop in Fredericia. The operator expects to create 40 jobs at the site, which will repair and maintain its fleet of 52 locomotives and hundreds of wagons. Tools include the use of augmented reality ...

  • Coradia Stream High Capacity

    German train order increased to enable cross-border service


    GERMANY: Schleswig-Holstein transport authority NAH.SH has increased the size of an order for electric multiple-units, after Denmark approved financial support which will enable services to be extended across the border to Tinglev.

  • København S-tog suburban EMU.

    Three prequalify for København automated train contract


    DENMARK: Three potential bidders have prequalified for a contract to supply at least 226 fully automatic electric mutiple-units for the København S-bane suburban network.

  • København tram delivery 2
    Metro Report International

    København tram delivered


    DENMARK: Siemens Mobility has delivered the first of 29 trams for the Hovedstadens Letbane orbital light rail line which is under construction in København. The tram arrived at the depot in Glostrup on the night of August 23, following testing at the Wildenrath centre in Germany ...

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    Systra agrees to buy Atkins business in Scandinavia


    EUROPE: International engineering consultancy Systra has reached agreement to acquire the Atkins businesses in Sweden, Denmark and Norway from SNC-Lavalin Group, strengthening its presence in the Scandinavian market.

  • København metro train
    Metro Report International

    Next København metro line aims to halve construction carbon footprint


    DENMARK: ‘Our ambitions with Line M5 are high. We want to build a metro with a high focus on customer experience and a significantly smaller carbon footprint’, said Russell Saltmarsh, Project Director at København metro agency Metroselskabet when an environmental assessment study was commissioned for the ...

  • Arriva train in Denmark

    Sale of Arriva’s Danish and Serbian businesses completed


    EUROPE: München-based private equity investor Mutares says it plans to increase operational efficiency and leverage ‘strong expertise in tendering for public sector contracts’ following its acquisition of Arriva’s activities in Denmark and Serbia. The transaction covers bus services in Denmark and Serbia, plus rail, ferry and ...

  • DSB IC5 Alstom Coradia Stream mock-up (7)

    Danish IC5 Coradia Stream mock-up unveiled


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has unveiled a full-size mock-up of the IC5 Coradia Stream multiple-units which Alstom is to supply to replace IC3, IC4, IR4 and Øresund trainsets on inter-city and regional services. The IC5 design combines ‘innovation, sustainability and great passenger comfort in the ...

  • S-tog.

    DSB cleared to order automated S-bane trains


    DENMARK: State-owned operator DSB has received government authorisation to start the procurement of its next generation of trains for the København S-bane, paving the way for fully-automated operation from 2029. Due to be rolled out over the next 15 years, the trains are intended to replace ...

  • DSB Talgo 230 driving coach

    DSB doubles Talgo inter-city train order


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has increased its order for Talgo 230 inter-city trainsets from eight to 16 trainsets. It has also ordered 16 driving trailer coaches which will enable push-pull operation with Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives. DSB said push-pull operation would be cheaper and more ...

  • Otter bridge

    Otter footbridge installed in Denmark


    DENMARK: Pontoons for use by otters have been installed under a railway bridge which carries the line to Ribe over the River Tved. Infrastructure manager Banedanmark said that while the protected mammals are good swimmers, they dislike swimming under bridges and instead take the more dangerous ...

  • København metro train
    Metro Report International

    København metro train mid-life refurbishment contract awarded


    DENMARK: København metro operator Metroselskabet has awarded Alstom a €30m contract to undertake the mid-life refurbishment of the 34 three-car AnsaldoBreda driverless trainsets used on lines M1 and M2. Alstom is to undertake the work at a workshop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands over three years. ...

  • TX Train in Padborg, Denmark (Photo TX Logistik AB)

    TX Logistik recertified in Denmark and Sweden


    EUROPE: The TX Logistik AB Swedish freight subsidiary of the Italian state railway FS Group has completed a ‘complex’ process to replace its A and B safety certificates for Sweden and the B certificate for Denmark with a Single Safety Certificate for both countries. The certificate ...

  • DSB IVU.rail

    Rail replacement buses added to scheduling software tool


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB is planning rail replacement services in København using IVU.rail resourcing and scheduling software. This enables DSB’s planners to view rail and substitute bus services as one integrated timetable and automate several manual tasks. ‘The fact that we can now plan rail ...

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    Aarhus IC5 depot contract awarded


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has selected MT Højgaard Danmark to construct a depot and workshop complex near Aarhus to maintain its future fleet of Alstom Coradia Stream EMUs.

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    In depth

    Light rail: Ridership bounces back as Nordic cities embrace the tram


    The Covid-19 pandemic caused some cities across Scandinavia to question future investment in light rail, but a strong ridership recovery means the case for projects remains strong across much of the region.

  • Arriva train in Denmark

    Deutsche Bahn sells Arriva businesses to private equity holding company


    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has reached agreement to sell its Arriva local transport activities in Denmark, Poland and Serbia.

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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.

  • DSB Alstom Coradia Stream EMU impression

    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 ...