The report is about the Ministry of Transport's supervision of Banedanmark and Banedanmark's restoration of the railway infrastructure. The main purpose of the restoration of the railway infrastructure is to increase train regularity. This objective will be achieved when Banedanmark eliminates the current maintenance and renewal backlog in all areas, with the exception of the signal area, by 2009 and 2014, respectively.
Rigsrevisionen has previously examined Banedanmark: In report no. 14/01 on Banestyrelsen (June 2002), report no. 13/03 on the Ministry of Transport's management (September 2004), and report no. 1/05 on 7 Banedanmark cases which had been submitted to the Folketing's Finance Committee (September 2005). All three reports concluded that Banedanmark's management of finance and projects was not satisfactory, and consequently the supervision provided by the Ministry of Transport was considered inadequate.
The objective of the examination is to assess whether the Ministry of Transport's supervision of Banedanmark and Banedanmark's management are progressing and creating a platform for achievement of the restoration goal stipulated in the Agreement on Traffic 2007. Rigsrevisionen has examined whether the Ministry of Transport's supervision has improved and whether Banedanmark's management has improved.
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