Atkins, with partners, Cowi, has been asked by Rail Net Denmark to help with detailed design of the £160 million project to double-track Denmark’s Northwest Railway.
The contract includes the renovation of four stations. This will give extra capacity as line speeds power up from 120kph to 160kph.
Says Atkins market director, Eva Rindom, “This is a project of huge economic significance for Denmark and will be a boost to passengers and businesses along the length of this important railway.
“While a combined nine months of complete service shutdown over the three year programme will allow us greater freedom to speed up the design and delivery, we will still need to factor in a construction schedule that will compete with timetable requirements most of the time.
“Atkins’ long history in the delivery of complex, multidisciplinary rail projects in Europe, the Middle East and North America means we are well-placed to meet this challenge.”
All stations between Roskilde and Holbæk will also have platforms lengthened to 250 metres, and crossings at these stations will be replaced by subways or footbridges as level crossings will not be allowed on the new high-speed lines.