THE inner Copenhagen S-Bane network is now using CBTC after the section between Nordhavn in the north and Carlsberg and Sydhavn in the south, running via Copenhagen Central, was commissioned in mid-January.

The section between Nordhavn, Carlsberg and Sydhavn was the penultimate section before the S-Bane CBTC project is complete. Banedanmark says that by the end of 2022 CBTC will be in use on the entire southern section between Sydhavn and Køge, Carlsberg and Høje Taastrup and Frederikssund.

This means that more than half of the entire 170km S-Bane network is now controlled by CBTC rather than analogue signalling. This is being delivered by Siemens under a contract awarded in 2011.

Banedanmark says the old signals are obsolete and were causing delays, with the new system designed to enable more trains to operate, with a more stable train service possible.

The project is part of Denmark’s national signalling renewal programme being conducted by Danish infrastructure manager Banedanmark. Originally the entire Danish rail system was due for completion in 2023, but this was delayed until 2030 by the government in November 2017 once it was clear the plans were too ambitious.

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