The section of line between Nordhavn and Carlsberg / Sydhavn via
Copenhagen Central Station is now in operation with the new signaling system. This
is the latest milestone of an ongoing major upgrade of the entire S-Tog network
in Copenhagen, replacing systems that originate back to the 1970s. The upgrade
will allow the operator to reduce train headways from 120
seconds to 70 seconds within the inner-city area. The newly refurbished section
consisted of ca.10km double track line covering seven stations. 50% of the
entire S/Tog network is now operated with the new CBTC system.
Under a €252m contract awarded in 2011, Siemens
Mobility is installing a Communications-Based Train Control System (CBTC)
across the entire 170-kilometer S-Bane network as part of a comprehensive
upgrade of the network.
Mobility is currently equipping the entire 170 kilometers of track in five
phases. At the beginning of 2021, the S-Bane’s Farum and ring lines were the
latest to be commissioned taking the total rollout across the system to 43%.
CBTC has been active on the Hillerød – Jægersborg section since 2016, and the
Jægersborg – Klampenborg, and Svanemøllen – Ryparken section since 2019. Work on
the remaining sections is expected to be completed in 2022.
Once the complete network is open, up to 84 trains an hour
will travel on the core network - equivalent to more than 100 million
passengers per year. Copenhagen's S-Bane is the backbone of the capital's
public mass transit network. It carries around 350,000 passengers a day - and
that number is growing all the time. This reflects the growth in the
metropolitan area around the Danish capital where more than one fifth of the
entire population of Denmark now lives.