The initial 26 locomotives are intended for passenger services to power the 25 rakes of Bombardier-built double-deck push-pull coaches currently in use.

DSB intends to replace all its remaining class ME diesel locomotives (built between 1981 and 1985) as well as the five remaining class EA electric locomotives dating from between 1984 and 1993.

DSB has recently offered some of the class ME locomotives for sale to other operators and intends to withdraw all of them by December 2021 when the first 26 Vectron locomotives are is service.

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