All Denmark articles – Page 4

  • DSB is to move its main locomotive and rolling stock workshop from København to a new facility to be built at Næstved (Photo: René Strandbygaard).
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    Næstved site to replace DSB’s København workshop

    2018-08-28T11:36:49Z

    DENMARK: DSB is to move its main locomotive and rolling stock workshop from København to a new facility to be built at Næstved in south Sjælland, the national passenger operator announced on August 27. DSB CEO Flemming Jensen said the move was a long-term strategic decision that would contribute towards ...

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    First phase of Aarhus tram-train route inaugurated

    2018-08-28T10:36:18Z

    DENMARK: The first tram-train section of the Aarhus Letbane light rail network opened on August 25 with the start of operations on the 29 km southern section between Aarhus H and Odder, serving 16 stations. The railway linking Aarhus and Odder closed in 2016 for upgrading including electrification. It ...

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    Danish fleet renewal goes ahead

    2018-06-14T16:13:53Z

    DENMARK: State passenger operator DSB has been authorised to start the procurement of a new electric train fleet, the Ministry of Transport announced on June 12. The government has reached agreement with a majority of parliamentary parties to press ahead with the fleet renewal strategy unveiled in February. ...

  • The metro is expected to relieve the Øresund Bridge.
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    Denmark – Sweden cross-border metro project moves forward

    2018-05-30T11:32:57Z

    EUROPE: København Mayor Frank Jensen and Malmö Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh announced the formation of a partnership to promote the cross-border Øresundsmetro project at the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 conference in Malmö on May 28. The Øresundsmetro Executive partnership will be chaired by former Danish Labour Minister Jørn Neergaard Larsen. ...

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    København – Ringsted computer model developed

    2018-04-25T11:00:26Z

    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has used 3D scanning and BIM data to produce a detailed 3D computer model of the fast line under construction between København and Ringsted which is scheduled to open next year. This allows potential suppliers to view and ‘walk around’ the route from a computer. ...

  • DSB has selected Siemens for a contract to supply 26 electric locomotives.
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    DSB selects Siemens to supply electric locomotives

    2018-03-13T11:34:58Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operators DSB has selected Siemens for a contract to supply 26 electric locomotives for entry into service from 2021, with an option for a further 18. Siemens will have overall responsibility for maintenance for 10 years, and an option for further five years. The decision announced on ...

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    More driverless metro trains ordered for København

    2018-03-13T10:33:26Z

    DENMARK: København metro authority Metroselskabet signed a €50m contract with Hitachi Rail Italy on March 7 for the supply of eight driverless trainsets to operate on lines M1 and M2. To be delivered by 2020, the trains are to be equipped with signalling and communication supplied by Ansaldo STS. ...

  • Green Cargo has decided to withdraw from its DB Cargo Scandinavia joint venture with DB Cargo.
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    Danish transit freight joint venture to end

    2018-03-08T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Swedish freight operator Green Cargo has decided to withdraw from its DB Cargo Scandinavia joint venture with DB Cargo. The joint venture mainly handles transit traffic through Denmark for the two companies, but Green Cargo said the owners had been unable to reach agreement on certain issues, primarily concerning ...

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    Inter-city EMU procurement approved

    2018-02-01T16:58:26Z

    DENMARK: Proposals to order a fleet of 150 electric multiple-units have been approved by the Danish parliament, Transport Minister Ole Birk Olesen announced on February 1. These would replace DSB’s troubled AnsaldoBreda IC4 DMUs which are all due to be phased out from 2024 and the older ABB-built IC3 units ...

  • Eltel’s Danish rail operations mainly comprise a contract to provide signalling, track and catenary maintenance services for Sund & Bælt (Photo: Sund & Bælt).
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    Strukton to take over Danish fixed links rail maintenance contract

    2018-01-03T07:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Power and communication network infrastructure services company Eltel signed a letter of intent on December 29 for the divestment of its Danish rail activities to Strukton Rail. The parties aim to finalise the transaction by January 31. Eltel’s Danish rail operations mainly comprise a contract to provide signalling, track ...

  • The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane network has opened (Photo: @VisitAarhus).
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    Aarhus opens Denmark’s first modern light rail line

    2017-12-21T11:54:09Z

    DENMARK: The first modern light rail line in Denmark opened on December 21, with the start of services on the initial section of the Aarhus Letbane network. Final approval for the opening had been received the previous evening, following a series of delays, and the ceremony at Hack Kampmanns Plads ...

  • Operations and infrastructure management on the København S-bane network are to be tendered as an integrated package.
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    PPP concession to lead København S-bane automation

    2017-12-18T12:01:22Z

    DENMARK: Operations and infrastructure management on the København S-bane network are to be tendered as an integrated package, the government announced on December 13. Keeping track and trains together would facilitate conversion to fully automated operation, it explained. Transport, Building & Housing Minister Ole Birk Olesen said it was the ...

  • Transport authorities in Denmark and Sweden have reached agreement to split up the current cross-Øresund rail services.
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    Cross-Øresund services to be split

    2017-12-18T11:56:12Z

    EUROPE: Transport authorities in Denmark and Sweden have reached agreement to split up the current cross-Øresund rail services from December 2021, Denmark’s Minister of Transport, Building & Housing Ole Birk Olesen announced on December 13. As part of a political agreement paving the way for more tendering of domestic rail ...

  • Astra Trans Carpatic plans to use ex-DSB AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel multiple–units in Romania.
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    AnsaldoBreda IC2 trainsets find new home

    2017-11-07T12:05:00Z

    ROMANIA: Open access passenger operator Astra Trans Carpatic hopes to obtain certification from national railway authority AFER shortly which would enable it to put into service the first of three AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel multiple–units it has acquired from Denmark’s national operator DSB. Subject to the successful introduction of these three ...

  • Nordjyske Jernbaner has taken delivery of 13 Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units (Photo: Morten Larsen).
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    DMUs delivered ahead of Nordjyske Jernbaner expansion

    2017-07-23T06:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Nordjyske Jernbaner has taken delivery of 13 Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units which are expected to enter service this autumn to support an expansion of services. The locally-owned railway company operates the 18 km Hjørring – Hirtshals and 40 km Frederikshavn – Skagen lines in northern Jylland, and ...

  • DSB has reached an agreement to sell 15 of its 23 AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel multiple-units.
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    DSB finds buyer for AnsaldoBreda IC2 DMUs

    2017-06-23T13:09:35Z

    DENMARK: National operator DSB reached an agreement to sell 15 of its 23 AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel multiple-units on June 16. The two-car DMUs were withdrawn from service last year after a troubled history. DSB is selling the DMUs ‘as is’ with no warranty. The unnamed buyer has initially acquired three ...

  • Light rail services in Aarhus are due to begin on September 23.
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    Aarhus light rail to open in September

    2017-05-03T08:20:10Z

    DENMARK: The first phase of the tram-train network being built in Aarhus is due to open on September 23, project promoter Aarhus Letbane announced on April 28. An initial service of three trams/h will run between Aarhus H and Universitetshospitalet. Originally planned to open in June, the first phase ...

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    Nothing rotten in the state aid of Denmark

    2010-02-25T13:58:00Z

    DENMARK: National railway DSB is not being over-compensated for services operated under public service contracts which the government awarded without tendering, the European Commission announced on February 24. The Commission launched an inquiry into DSB s 2000-04 and 2005-14 contracts in response to complaints from Gråhundbus ...