Delivering Future Trains in Denmark

WSP has been taken on board as a trusted partner to deliver multidisciplinary technical and business advisory services for the “Fremtidens Tog” (Future Trains) program set up by the Danish state railway DSB for the procurement of its new generation of rolling stock, the largest current rolling stock program in Europe.


  • Copenhagen, Zealand, Denmark


Project Status

  • February 2017 – December 2020

Denmark is investing substantially to upgrade its entire railway network, electrifying most of the routes and implementing the European standard signalling and safety system, ERTMS. A major part of this is a DKK 20 billion investment in a new generation of rolling stock. The project scope includes the specification, design, procurement, delivery and implementation of a complete new fleet of intercity and regional trains.

The new rolling stock, which includes trains, coaches and locomotives, will replace the old fleet and allow DSB to handle the expected passenger growth to 2030. The new rolling stock will handle traffic in DSB’s regional and intercity lines.

Working closely with DSB

WSP will provide these services for the new electric multiple unit trains (EMUs) during several phases of the program, to design the specifications, procure and launch the new electric trains. WSP is also providing expertise to manage 29 supporting projects such as the new maintenance facilities and IT infrastructure for the program.  

WSP has already contributed to the second phase, which includes the development of the tender documentation for the purchase of the electric trains. For this, WSP drew on its demand-driven design philosophy by holding workshops to capture the needs of the various stakeholders in DSB and then developing the technical specifications and other tender documents from these captured needs. This philosophy will be used throughout all phases.  

The process involved working closely with DSB to provide advice on several aspects of the procurement, as well as information about the various available options to ensure DSB can make the right decision for the solution that meets its needs.