Siemens to Electrify Denmark’s Rail Network

Image Courtesy of Siemens

As part of the consortium with Per Aarsleff AS, Siemens has been commissioned by Banedanmark, a Danish rail company. The contract is to electrify 1300 kilometres over nine different rail routes.

Siemens Electric Traction System

“We will be equipping about 1300 kilometers of Denmark’s rail network with electrical overhead lines. This is something we are proud of, that shows how competitive our technology is,” said Elmar Zeiler, head of the Rail Electrification unit at Siemens. “Our overhead contact line systems increase the availability and cost-effectiveness of rail routes, while at the same time offering operators a green alternative to diesel traction.”

Electric traction systems like this allow for speeds unto 250km/h, as well as reducing operating and maintenance costs. This use of traction allows for powerful and fast movement that offers ecumenically friendly transport for passenger and freight. Siemens will install overhead lines to nine tracks on Denmark’s rail networks, by 2026.

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