Monday, June 26, 2017

Siemens marks 500th Vectron order

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Siemens Vectron locomotive shown in European Locomotive Leasing scheme for Czech Republic. Siemens Vectron locomotive shown in European Locomotive Leasing scheme for Czech Republic. Siemens

European Locomotive Leasing, a provider of full-service leasing of electric locomotives, has ordered an additional eight Vectron locomotives from Siemens.

The units will in turn be leased to Czech railway České Dráhy for passenger service on the Prague-Berlin route, Siemens said.

The multi-system locomotives have a maximum output of 6.4 MW and a top speed of 200 km/h. With this order, Siemens has sold a total 507 Vectrons.

“This milestone highlights the success story and reliable service of our Vectron locomotives throughout Europe. We’ve already convinced 31 customers in 14 countries with our flexible platform and customer-tailored equipment packages,” said Jochen Eickholt, Chief Executive of Siemens’ Mobility Division.

First delivered in 2012 and used in freight and passenger service, the Vectron can be delivered as a purely electrical version for alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) power systems, as well as a multisystem (MS) variant in the power classes 5.2 MW, 5.6 MW and 6.4 MW. Along with the desired national train control system, the locomotives can also be equipped with the latest European Train Control System (ETCS). The locomotives will be built at the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany.

The Vectron fleet has accumulated more than 75 million kilometers of service so far, and are currently certified for operation in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

 

 

 

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