Denmark: DSB Unveils Talgo 230 Intercity Trains

Danish State Railways (DSB) has unveiled the Talgo 230 Intercity trains ordered to serve international routes in Denmark.

During a press conference in Copenhagen, the company announced the official start of dynamic testing of the trains.

The first unit of 16-train fleet reached Denmark on December 2023

The new Talgo 230 units have a design speed of 230 km/h and an operating speed of 200 km/h. They can reduce energy consumption by up to 30 percent compared with the industry standard thanks to their rolling assembly technology and lightweight passenger coaches.

They are also wider than standard cross-border cars, providing more interior space and higher passenger comfort.

During the upcoming certification process, the train’s systems will be validated to ensure high levels of reliability and full technological compatibility with the Danish infrastructure.

In a second phase, a Talgo cab car will be added to each train for a push-pull configuration that will ensure swift train turnaround times at the end of each route.

Under the framework contract to procure the new trains, DSB has placed three orders with Talgo. In February 2020, it ordered 8 complete Talgo 230 trains for a value of 134 million EUR.

In April 2021, in response to the growing demand for international travel, DSB decided to increase the fleet size with an order for additional coaches, raising the passenger capacity of the trains by 10 percent to 492 seats each.

In April 2023, the railway company then placed a third order for 8 additional trains, worth 184 million EUR.

The new trains are expected to connect Copenhagen and Aarhus with Hamburg, as well as potentially serving other international and domestic routes in the future.

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