Banedanmark is a Danish
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 company responsible for maintenance and traffic control of most of the Danish railway network
Rail transport in Denmark
The rail transport system in Denmark consists of about 2,600 km of railway lines, of which only the Copenhagen S-train network and the main line Helsingør-Copenhagen-Padborg are electrified...

. Branched off from DSB as a government agency in 1997, Banedanmark is now a state-owned company under the Danish Ministry of Transport.

In 2008, Banedanmark announced plans for the conversion of signalling across the entire national network to European Train Control System
European Train Control System
The European Train Control System is a signalling, control andtrain protection system designed to replace the many incompatible safety systems currently used by European railways, especially on high-speed lines.- History :...

 (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.

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