Each of the eight formations will have capacity for 440 seated passengers. The coaches are similar to the Talgo 230 inter-city coaches purchased by German Rail (DB) in February 2019.

The new coaches will be hauled by dual voltage Vectron locomotives situated at each end of the train. DSB confirmed in November that it would purchase eight more of the Siemens units, which are approved for use in both Denmark and Germany and will support operation at up to 200km/h.

The trains will enable DSB to redeploy the IC3 DMUs currently used to operate the international service to provide additional capacity on domestic routes.

Talgo will also provide spare parts for the vehicles for 16 years. The contract also includes options for the purchase of additional trains and coaches at the discretion of DSB.

DSB says the coaches will offer improved facilities for wheelchair users, video surveillance, areas for storing strollers and charging electric bikes, and a vending machine for coffee, tea, cold drinks, and snacks.

Talgo says its lightweight design offers a 30% energy saving compared with conventional rolling stock, helping to reduce the railway’s carbon emissions. DSB has also requested that 95% of the coaches can be reused or recycled.

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