\r\nThe 6.4MW Bo\u2019Bo\u2019 locomotives will have a starting tractive effort of 320kN with all four axles driven and a maximum speed of 200km\/h. The locomotives will be able to operate on lines electrified at 25kV 50Hz and 15kV 16.7Hz to allow them to be used outside Denmark in neighbouring Sweden and Germany. They will also be fitted with ETCS, STM-DK, LZB and PZB signalling systems as well as GSM-R.\r\nDSB\u2019s CEO Mr Flemming Jensen, says the new locomotives will replace DSB\u2019 ageing class ME diesel and EA electric locomotives and will haul its existing Bombardier double-deck coaches. \u201cThe acquisition of new locomotives is an important step towards renewing DBS\u2019s ageing fleet,\u201d Jensen says. \u201cIn addition to affecting DSB\u2019s punctuality, they will also improve DSB\u2019s operating economics as they enter service from 2021 onwards.\u201d\r\nSiemens will also be responsible for maintaining the locomotives for 10 years with an option to maintain them for another five years. \u201cAs part of the agreement, Siemens must use DSB Maintenance for part of the service inspection, in order for us to continue to maintain and develop our competencies in our workshops,\u201d Jensen says.\r\nFor more detailed data on global locomotive acquisitions, subscribe to IRJ Pro.