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ETCS Level 2 Denmark, Preliminary Design Study and Migration Planning

Feasibility study, preliminary project and migration scenario for the by Banedanmark proposed networkwide migration of the existing, partly obsolete signalling, to the new European train control system ETCS level 2. Despite the train control system interlockings and central control shall be replaced too.

The service contract was executed in a joint venture with Rambøll (DK) and R+R Burger und Partner (CH). Emch+Berger AG Bern has been essentially responsible for the technical expertise. This included the development and application of models for the quantitative recording and evaluation of the new signalling system as well as the development of realistic migration scenarios based on predetermined financing strategies.


Banedanmark (DK, Copenhagen)

Fields of activity
Infrastructure;Rail infrastructure;Mobility and traffic;Rail systems / traffic management systems (TMS)
Delivered services

Generation of the technical data base

Evaluation of available technology

Development of appropriate models for quantification

Development of Migration-Scenarios

Development of maintenance models

Assistance in cost modelling

Market surveys


Line length: 2'100 km

Track length: 3'200 km

Max. speed: 200 km/h

Headway: 3 min. on main lines

Train control system: ETCS level 2

RBC with interface to GSM-R-netzwork: approx. 40

Interlockings: approx. 20

Balises: approx. 3'000

Control centres: 2 equipped with state-of-the art control systems