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Banedanmark - Articles and news items

Preparing for the final stages: the New Line Copenhagen–Ringsted

Issue 2 2016 / 23 March 2016 /

With construction work on time and on budget, the Danish high-speed link between Copenhagen and Ringsted’s next challenge is to incorporate two major national programmes: the Electrification Programme and the Signalling Programme. For European Railway Review, Banedanmark’s Project Director, Jan Schneider-Tilli, gives an update on Denmark’s first high-speed line, which is due to open in December 2018…

Danish rail electrification contract awarded to Siemens

Rail industry news / 2 June 2015 /

Danish rail company Banedanmark has awarded Siemens and construction company Per Aarsleff AS the contract to electrify nine rail routes totalling 1300 kilometres.

The Danish Electrification Programme – a huge commitment

Issue 5 2014 / 18 September 2014 /

The Danish Electrification Programme was established in November 2012 to carry out electrification works initially on four Danish rail sections. Through the ‘Togfonden DK’ initiative five further sections have since been added to the scope of the electrification works, along with funding for additional optional rail sections and associated services. This is a testament to the large commitment to electrification in Denmark and it gives both Banedanmark and the future supplier a possibility to industrialise roll-out and benefit from a programme scale learning curve. Even though the Programme has only existed less than two years, it’s well underway. Søren Thorpstrup Laursen – Head of the Danish Electrification Programme at Banedanmark explains further and how prepatory work on the first two lines is already underway.

The New Line Copenhagen–Ringsted: best-in-class construction

Issue 2 2014 / 11 April 2014 /

For European Railway Review, Jan Schneider-Tilli – Banedanmark’s Project Director for the new Copenhagen–Ringsted line – reflects on the first Danish high-speed project as it reaches the halfway line…

Siemens Rail Automation completes GSM-R installation on Danish S-bane fleet

Rail industry news / 23 December 2013 /

In just three months, Siemens Rail Automation has completed the installation of its GSM-R cab radio equipment on all of Banedanmark’s 135-strong S-bane fleet of trains…

Comply Serve secures Banedanmark electrification contract

Rail industry news / 10 December 2013 /

Banedanmark will implement ComplyPro® project compliance software across the electrification of the Danish railways…

Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013

Issue 6 2013, Supplements / 5 December 2013 /

Total renewal in Denmark is on time and on budget
The European rail industry’s commitment to ERTMS implementation
The signalling sector opens the door to the Spanish industry
Telecommunications: ringing in the new

Upgrading the Ringsted–Fehmarn Line: a huge construction job

Issue 3 2013 / 23 May 2013 /

The upgrading of the Ringsted–Fehmarn Line is one of Banedanmark’s largest ever projects. Together with the fixed link across the Fehmarn Belt and other major Danish infrastructure projects such as the Copenhagen–Ringsted Line, this is a massive scheme for both rail freight and passenger traffic.

Next generation energy settlement system: Immediate saving, increased competitiveness

Issue 5 2012 / 19 September 2012 /

Eress is an open partnership between infrastructure managers Banedanmark, Infrabel, Jernbaneverket and Trafikverket. A non-profit organisation, jointly owned by its partners, Eress is committed to the development, implementation and supply of the Erex energy settlement system – a system that gives train operators total control over their train’s actual energy consumption. For European Railway Review, Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen, Director of Eress, explains how Erex has been developed and what the advantages are, and further on in the article, Terje Stømer from Jernbaneverket comments on the importance of using actual energy consumption data from trains for billing purposes.

As the leading energy settlement system on the market, Erex offers infrastructure managers the chance to strengthen railway transport through increased competiveness. Having been developed by the users, the system also offers a unique opportunity to lead instead of follow technological development.

“Over recent years, Erex has proven its position as the leading energy settlement system on the market,” says Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen. “It gives train operators total control over the trains’ actual energy consumption.

Alstom to deliver ERTMS-based train control solution to Banedanmark

Rail industry news / 16 July 2012 /

Alstom has recently signed a contract with Banedanmark…

Thales and Balfour Beatty Rail consortium awarded a €400 million contract to re-signal half of the Danish Main Lines

Rail industry news / 31 January 2012 /

Thales and Balfour Beatty Rail consortium awarded a €400 million contract…

Copenhagen’s S-Bane network to get signaling from Siemens worth 252 million euros

Rail industry news / 5 August 2011 /

Modern infrastructure makes commuter rail more attractive and lowers the CO2 impact…

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