Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure manager, announced that on December 15, will launch ERTMS between Roskilde and Køge, in the eastern Denmark. Until December, the staff will test the system and the final installations will be made before the system can be approved.
“We are looking forward to using the new signalling system on the first stretch of eastern Denmark until December, because it will give passengers more trains on time. Along the way, we cannot avoid the impact of traffic as we often test and install, while in addition, we expect minor operational disruptions during this period,” said Søren Boysen, the director of signalling systems at Banedanmark.
Roskilde-Køge is the first rail section in the Eastern Denmark, where ERTMS will be used. In October 2018, the Danish infrastructure manager commissioned for the first time the ERTMS on Frederikshavn – Lindholm line, in Western Denmark.
It is expected that by 2030, the entire Danish railway network will be equipped with ERTMS. Banedanmark expects an 80% decline in signalling-related delays on main and regional lines and a 50% decline on the Copenhagen S-bane as a result of the signalling programme.