The Danish Transport Authority forms the basis of the government’s decisions concerning railway transport and its connection to other transport modes by virtue of its role as advisor to the Ministry of Transport.
The overall aim is to ensure that all investments secure mobility and generate the greatest possible value for society.
The purpose of the general planning of the development of the railway is to:
- Analyse the demand
- Ensure appropriate distribution of the railway capacity between transport of passenger and goods.
- Examine the basis of purchasing passenger transport.
- Develop the framework provisions for the conveyance of goods.
- Enable coordination between the railway and other transport modes.
That is, the Danish Transport Authority is involved in planning, coordination and regulation of public transport.
The regulation is carried out in close collaboration with partners within the railway sector, that is, operators, regional transport authorities and the Governments’ railway enterprise, Rail Net Denmark (Banedanmark).
The Danish Transport Authority compiles the following analyses of traffic services:
- National traffic plan
- Strategies for conveyance of goods
The Danish Transport Authority regulates fares and monitors that fares for public transport do not exceed the level defined by the fare cap. The Danish Transport Authority administrates the revenue allocation between trains, busses and metro for the fare system covering the Greater Copenhagen Region.
Furthermore, the Danish Transport Authority gathers and publishes relevant data and statistics about public transport.