Banedanmark - Rail Net Denmark
Government agency
Industry Rail transport
Genre Track (rail transport)
Fate Active
Predecessor Banestyrelsen
Founded 1997
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Area served
All of Denmark
Key people
Jesper Hansen
Revenue 885 mio. €[1]
Total assets 12.33 bn € [2]
Owner Danish Ministry of Transport
Number of employees
2,200 (2012) [3]
The headquarters of Banedanmark in Copenhagen

Banedanmark (previously Banestyrelsen) is a Danish company responsible for maintenance and traffic control of most of the Danish railway network. Branched off from DSB as a government agency in 1997. From 2004 to 2010 Banedanmark was a state-owned company under the Danish Ministry of Transport.[4][5] In 2010 Banedanmark once again became a government agency under the Danish Ministry of Transport.[6]

In 2008, Banedanmark announced plans for the conversion of signalling across the entire national network to European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2. This was necessitated by the near obsolete nature of parts of the network. In 2009 the Danish government approved funding of €3.3 billion over several years to Banedanmark for the project, with projected completion in 2021. This makes Denmark the first European country to attempt a complete conversion of a national network to ETCS Level 2.[7]


  1. "Samlet økonomisk resultat 2012". 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  3. "Ansatte i Banedanmark". 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  4. "Transportministeriet: Banedanmark" (in Danish). Danish Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  5. "Banedanmarks historie" (in Danish). Banedanmark. Archived from the original on 26 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  6. Af Morten Henriksen (14 April 2010). "Banedanmarks bestyrelse fyret - Nationalt". Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  7. "Level 2 rolls out across the Danish network". Railway Gazette International. 2009-04-24.

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