posted on 12th May 2023 07:06
On 11 May 2023 Alstom and DSB revealed to the Danish public a full-size model of the new IC5 Coradia Stream trains in the presence of Flemming Jensen, CEO of Danish State Railways, Emmanuel Henry, Managing Director of Alstom in Denmark and different stakeholders.
In April 2021, Alstom and DSB signed a historic landmark framework agreement, worth 2.6 billion EUR for the supply of 100 Coradia Stream EMU with a 200 km/h top speed, as well as 15 years of full-service maintenance. To facilitate the design and manufacturing process, Alstom produced a 1:1 scale model of one carriage. It is equipped with seats, tables and other interiors and will be used to validate the train's functionalities and design with various stakeholder groups - including DSB’s customers and staff.
An exceptional travel experience and comfortable seating are key priorities, which the IC5 train’s interior design ensures, enabling customers to both relax and work along the journey. The new design offers enhanced passenger features such as wider table space, reclined chairs, individual armrests, reading light and charging facilities on each seat. Furthermore, the IC5 train will have more screens than on the current DSB trains, providing passengers enhanced real-time journey information availability.
Materials in the new trains are all inspired from Danish design tradition and offer, among other things, seat fabric with a high proportion of wool, which means that the seats will avoid environmentally harmful surface treatment. In addition, all products and materials are eco-labelled and up to 96% of the train can be recycled. The IC5s has five carriages with 300 seats. The carriages have low entry, good flex areas for bicycles and prams, and even more places for storing luggage than the existing trains.
Minor changes are expected before full completion of the design. Nevertheless, the mock-up offers a strong impression of what customers and employees can expect from the real thing.
The IC5s will replace the IC3, IC4, IR4 and Øresund trains. These will be continuously phased out, and will operate as both high-speed, intercity and regional trains.