The much-anticipated modernization of the DSB fleet can finally commence, following the approval of the Danish government of the tender documentation for new EMUs, additional locomotives and new passenger cars. The EUR 1.48 billion program foresees that the new trains will enter service in the period between 2022 and 2024.
On February 1, 2018, the government of Denmark decided to initiate a call for new trains that, by 2030, should replace DSB’s rail fleet consisting of IC3, IR4 and, above all, the problematic IC4 units. As part of the preparation of the tender documents, the parties agreed that DSB’s offer should include a fully outsourced maintenance by the producer(s).
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