This follows a majority vote in the Danish parliament in favour of handing over the operation of the \u00d8resund regional passenger rail services from \u00d8resundt\u00e5g to Swedish regional public transport operator Sk\u00e5netrafiken.\r\n\u00d8resundt\u00e5g is jointly owned by Danish State Railways (DSB) and Sk\u00e5netrafik and is responsible for running trains or franchising them to private operators. The service currently runs from Helsing\u00f8re along the Danish coast line via Copenhagen and its airport across the \u00d8resund to Malm\u00f6 and Lund in Sweden. Trains continue beyond Lund as inter-regional services to Gothenburg, Kalmar and Karlskrona.\r\nHowever, beyond Lund the \u00d8resund trains operate over long single-track sections which often cause in delays to train services in Denmark. This is one of the main reasons for reorganising the services and changing the operator.Under the first phase, in December 2019, train frequency between Malm\u00f6, Copenhagen and \u00d8sterport will be stepped up from 20 minutes to 15 minutes.\r\nIn the second phase, in December 2020, Sk\u00e5netrafiken will introduce a fleet of new high-capacity trains which will be procured at a cost of SKr 1.6bn ($US 180m). These will be mainly used on the busy Helsingborg - Lund - Malm\u00f6 - Copenhagen - \u00d8sterport route.\r\nThis will also allow Sk\u00e5netrafik to operate eight train per hour during peak periods on this section, thereby increasing capacity from 3200 to 5000 seats per hour.The second phase will also see the maintenance of \u00d8resund trains transferred from Copenhagen Helgoland to a new SKr 1.5bn facility in H\u00e4ssleholm, Sweden.\r\nFinally, in December 2021, \u00d8resund trains will cease to run beyond \u00d8sterport along the Danish coast line to Helsing\u00f8r. Instead, DSB will operate this line as part of a regional network, initially using new Siemens Vectron electric locomotives and double-deck coaches. This service will run to other destinations south of Copenhagen such as Ringsted, N\u00e6stved, and Kalundborg, which will all be electrified by that time.\r\nThis reorganisation will hopefully improve reliability on the Copenhagen - Helsing\u00f8r line by isolating it from the long Swedish routes operated today.\r\nFollowing all the changes, there will still be a minimum of eight trains an hour between \u00d8sterport, Copenhagen and the Airport.