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EU co-funding awarded to ERTMS deployment in Denmark

5 December 2013  •  Author: Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency

The European Union has granted €11.9 million from the TEN-T Programme to co-finance the implementation of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) hardware and software on a section of Danish Langaa-Frederikshavn railway line. The project will improve the safety of rail transport whilst at the same time making the sector more competitive.

The project, selected under the 2012 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call which gave priority to ERTMS, is a component of the Danish migration strategy to ERTMS (ETCS Level 2, Baseline 3) on its conventional railway lines. ERTMS is a major European industrial initiative to make rail transport safer and more competitive. Its goal is to substitute more than 20 different train control-command systems which are currently in use in Europe with a single harmonised system.

The project contributes to the migration by deploying new signalling systems (hardware and software) on the 154 km long Langaa–Frederikshavn line, a mixed traffic line of double and single track which is part of the Danish TEN-T rail network.

Once finalised, the project is expected to increase the efficiency and the interoperability of the Danish conventional railway network.

The project will be monitored by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) and is set to be completed by the end of 2015.

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