The Public Transport Authority in Denmark

The Danish parliament has agreed a national traffic plan which focuses on the development of the railway network to provide a reliable, safe and modern system. The role of Denmark's Passenger Transport Authority (PTA) in carrying out this aim is outlined. The PTA is responsible for the administration of railway and ferry services, transport procurement, market surveillance and regulation, and advising on transport policy. Details are given of a number of projects being undertaken or planned. Major rail projects include improving the capacity of the line between Copenhagen and Ringsted either by an additional track or with a new line, improvements to the frequency, speed and punctuality of the Northwest Line between Roskilde and Holbaek and the modernisation of Norreport Station. Other plans include the 'one-hour' model aimed at ensuring shorter journey times between major cities and, in conjunction with Germany, a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. The challenges presented by carrying out infrastructure projects during the on-going implementation of the European Rail Transport Management System (ERTMS) are noted.


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:22PM