Talgo 230 DB ICL coach interior

INNOTRANS: Talgo will be providing a ‘a sneak peek’ of the first Talgo 230 ICE L coach for Deutsche Bahn on its stand in Hall 4.2 at InnoTrans.

The Spanish rolling stock manufacturer says its Talgo 230 platform is intended as a ‘truly interoperable’ train able to overcome both international and domestic barriers.

It offers operators a wide range of fully-customisable options for a high passenger capacity and a good customer experience, along with a favourable total cost of ownership including low energy use and track access charges as well as AI-based maintenance.

The coaches can operate with Talgo locomotives or rakes can be supplied with cabs for push-pull operation. An upgrade for 330 km/h running is also offered.


The German national operator has awarded a framework agreement for up 100 Talgo 230 push-pull trainsets, with a firm order for 23 17-car sets to be known as ICE L (previously known as ECx).


Denmark’s DSB has ordered eight sets for services from København to Hamburg which will operate at 200 km/h top-and-tailed by Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives.

Talgo hydrogen test train

Talgo will also be using InnoTrans to highlight its work on the development of hydrogen traction.