Talgo 230 trainsets for Danish State Railways

Talgo 230 trainsets for Danish State Railways

Talgo 230 trainsets for Danish State Railways

Danish State Railways (DSB / Danske Statsbaner) has awarded Talgo, the spanish trains manufacturer, for eight new intercity high-speed trains that is part of a framework agreement worth 500 million euros, as part of DSB’s goal of transport decarbonisation. The trains for Danish State Railways will be based on the Talgo 230 intercity platform, a railway carriage system that uses an extruded aluminum structure, capable of producing the lightest passenger rolling stock in the world. Talgo 230 trains are typically 30% lighter than conventional vehicles, while these materials also ensure maximum safety and minimum drag even when operating at 180-250 km/h.

Cross-Border Operability

Talgo will supply DSB with multi-system trains that are fully aligned with the technical requirements for operation in Denmark and Germany. They will also comply with the EU’s Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs). Danish State Railways will operate the trains in this order on the international route linking Copenhagen with the port of Hamburg, Germany. They will have a top operating speed of 200km/h. The railcar bodies will be wide, giving them a more spacious interior.

 

Talgo 230 trainsets for Danish State Railways

 

Carlos Palacio, President, Talgo, said:

“Climate change is a challenge that requires decisive and realistic actions, and we are pleased to see that decision-makers from leading nations share our confidence that a swift transition to a decarbonized transport system based on efficient and lightweight railway transportation is one immediate answer to that challenge.”

“DSB’s choice of Talgo’s coaches acknowledges among other features the extreme lightweight features and superior energy efficiency of our trains, which are hallmarks that allow train operators like DSB to contribute decisively to the fight against climate change with tangible actions in the transport sector.”

 

Talgo 230 trainsets for Danish State Railways

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