All Denmark articles – Page 3

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    DSB starts driverless S-bane train procurement

    2019-07-24T15:17:27Z

    DENMARK: State operator DSB has launched a market sounding exercise in preparation for the procurement of a fleet of driverless trains to operate the København S-bane. Building on work now underway to equip the S-bane with CBTC, the government decided in December 2017 to convert the stand-alone 1·5 kV ...

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    Study considers how to assess ‘green’ investment in rail

    2019-07-16T11:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has published a study into criteria used to classify railway assets and activities as environmentally sustainable, and to provide insights into potential ‘greenwashing’. This is intended to facilitate the rail sector’s access to ‘green’ bonds, which the Commission believes could be used to finance a significant ...

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    Study considers how to assess ‘green’ investment in rail

    2019-07-16T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has published a study into criteria used to classify railway assets and activities as environmentally sustainable, and to provide insights into potential ‘greenwashing’. This is intended to facilitate the rail sector’s access to ‘green’ bonds, which the Commission believes could be used to finance a ...

  • The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to determine whether the public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link is aligned with EU state aid rules.
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    Fehmarn Belt link financing investigation opens

    2019-06-21T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to determine whether the public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link is aligned with EU state aid rules. Under the intergovernmental agreement between Denmark and Germany, Denmark will be the sole owner and will bear the full risk for ...

  • The Crown Prince and other VIPs travelled from København in a special train which broke a ribbon on arrival at Køge Nord.
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    Crown Prince inaugurates København – Ringsted line

    2019-05-31T10:22:36Z

    DENMARK: The København – Ringsted high speed line was formally inaugurated by Crown Prince Frederik on May 31, in a ceremony at Køge Nord station attended by Transport Minister Magnus Heunicke, Banedanmark CEO Per Jacobsen, DSB CEO Flemming Jensen and around 1 000 stakeholders and official guests. With a budget ...

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    Rail investment better than cutting travel, EIB says as Danish loan signed

    2019-05-29T09:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The European Investment Bank has signed a €200m state-guaranteed loan agreement with Femern Landanlaeg, the state-owned company which is managing Danish railway upgrading works associated with the Fehmarn Belt fixed link to northern Germany. The loan will finance work to double-track, electrify, install ETCS and raise the line speed ...

  • SJ has been selected for the next contract to operate Öresundståg passenger services.
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    SJ selected for Öresundståg operating contract

    2019-05-23T13:50:24Z

    EUROPE: Swedish national operator SJ has been selected for the next contract to operate Öresundståg passenger services from Göteborg, Kalmar and Karlskrona to Malmö in southern Sweden and København in Denmark. The contract announced on May 21 is to run for eight years from December 2020, with an option for ...

  • The first overnight test runs have been undertaken using 25 kV 50 Hz electrification newly installed on the Køge Nord – Næstved line (Photo: Klaus Holsting/Banedanmark).
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    Danish electrification on test

    2019-03-30T12:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The first overnight test runs have been undertaken using 25 kV 50 Hz electrification newly installed on the 45 km Køge Nord – Næstved line, infrastructure manager Banedanmark announced on March 25. Work to upgrade and electrify the route to permit 160 km/h operation began in 2015, and has ...

  • Femern A/S has formally received a letter providing the Land of Schleswig-Holstein’s approval of the construction plan for the Denmark to Germany rail and road tunnel.
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    German approval for Fehmarn Belt project signed

    2019-02-08T10:26:37Z

    EUROPE: Denmark to Germany rail and road tunnel promoter Femern A/S has formally received a letter providing the Land of Schleswig-Holstein’s approval of the construction plan for the German elements of the project. The legal document runs to more than 1 000 pages, and is based on a 14 000-page ...

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    Banedanmark settles with Alstom over ETCS delays

    2019-01-29T09:10:22Z

    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has reached a settlement with Alstom over revisions to the 2012 contract to supply and install ETCS onboard equipment for the national Signalling Programme. Under the ambitious timescale approved in 2009, the installation of both lineside and onboard equipment had been due for completion by 2021, ...

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    Court overturns Fehmarn Belt tunnel financing approval

    2019-01-09T09:12:41Z

    EUROPE: The Court of Justice of the European Union has overturned the European Commission’s approval for the financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link project, finding that procedural errors were made. The Commission must now provide a new approval. Project promoter Femarn A/S told Railway Gazette it had secured ...

  • Incumbent Arriva has beaten off two rival bids to win the next contract to operate regional passenger services in western and central Jylland.
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    Arriva wins expanded Danish regional operating contract

    2018-12-12T10:59:25Z

    DENMARK: Incumbent Arriva has beaten off two rival bids to win the next contract to operate regional passenger services in western and central Jylland, in a deal which includes the transfer of two routes currently operated by national passenger operator DSB. The DKr1·6bn contract awarded by the Ministry of Transport, ...

  • Keolis already operates light rail services in Aarhus.
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    Keolis to operate Odense tram line

    2018-12-05T11:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Odense Letbane has selected Keolis as preferred bidder to operate and maintain the light rail line due to open in the city in 2020. The 15-year contract to be signed by the Keolis Odense Letbane subsidiary is expected to generate cumulative revenue of €230m. The 14·5 km ...

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    Three shortlisted for DSB coach contract

    2018-11-16T15:47:20Z

    DENMARK: Bombardier, Siemens and Talgo have prequalified for a contract to supply locomotive-hauled coaches primarily intended for use on international services to Hamburg, national passenger operator DSB announced on November 16. The contract would cover an initial eight rakes of coaches with a capacity of least 440 passengers per rake, ...

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    BYD to supply electric buses to København

    2018-11-13T14:17:58Z

    DENMARK: Bus operator Anchersen has ordered 27 electric buses from BYD to operate in København. The 12 m long buses will be charged overnight. They are due to enter passenger service at the end of 2019 on the north-south route between Emdrup Torv and Lergravsparken.

  • Four manufacturers have prequalified to bid to supply DSB with up to 100 electric multiple-units.
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    Four prequalify for Danish EMU contract

    2018-10-25T10:27:57Z

    DENMARK: Four manufacturers have prequalified to bid for the Future Trains contract to supply and maintain at least 100 electric multiple-units which would replace most of national passenger operator DSB’s diesel fleet. They are: Alstom Transport Danmark; Bombardier Transportation Denmark; Siemens Mobility; Stadler Bussnang. The government gave the ...

  • Regional passenger services operated by Nordjyske Jernbaner are using ETCS Level 2 between Frederikshavn and Lindholm.
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    Danish ETCS pilot route goes live

    2018-10-24T13:51:21Z

    DENMARK: Regional passenger services operated by Nordjyske Jernbaner began using ETCS Level 2 between Frederikshavn and Lindholm near Aalborg on October 21. The Aalborg – Frederikshavn line was selected as the early deployment pilot route for the western ERTMS infrastructure contract within the national signalling programme. This is the first ...

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    Articulated electric buses ordered for København

    2018-09-25T08:48:38Z

    DENMARK: Arriva Denmark has ordered 21 Citeas SLFA-180 Electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach for use in København. The 18 m long articulated vehicles will replace the 13·7 m long buses currently serving Route 2A from December 2019. VDL will also supply the charging infrastructure. In addition ...

  • Astra Trans Carpatic ran a demonstration Timișoara - Arad - Oradea - Baia Mare service using an ex-DSB IC2 DMU
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    IC2 trainsets ready to return to service

    2018-09-11T06:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Open access operator Astra Trans Carpatic ran a demonstration Timișoara - Arad - Oradea - Baia Mare service on September 8 using one of the AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel multiple-units it has acquired from Denmark’s DSB. Regular services are planned from the December timetable change. The IC2 units would ...

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    DSB calls tenders for hauled stock

    2018-09-03T15:03:23Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has invited tenders for a contract to supply between 40 and 56 locomotive hauled coaches worth up to DKr1·2bn. These would be deployed in push-pull operation with Siemens Vectron electric locomotives. ‘This is another important step in the renewal of DSB's fleet’, said ...