The locomotives will be serviced according to their operational needs, as required, at Siemens Mobility Service facilities located in thirteen different countries along the major trans-European rail corridors.
To ensure condition-based maintenance, all Vectron locomotives are equipped with a remote data access system that works in conjunction with Railigent X. Continuous data analysis improves operational processes, optimises maintenance, increases cost efficiency and enables maximum locomotive availability. All data provided by the locomotives can also be displayed in the customer's system via API interfaces.
“With this order, Alpha Trains will benefit from our Europe-wide depot and service network as well as our comprehensive domain know-how in the maintenance of Vectron locomotives. In addition, the cloud-based Railigent X applications, which are part of the open, digital Siemens Xcelerator business platform, will enable us to maintain the locomotives efficiently and ensure their maximum service availability,” said Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO Customer Services at Siemens Mobility.
Siemens Mobility and Alpha Trains have been partnering for many years. The leasing company already has around 185 locomotives and multiple-unit trains from Siemens in its portfolio, including over 80 Vectron locomotives and more than 90 Mireo, Mireo Plus B, and Desiro trains. The latest order is the largest service contract yet signed by the two companies.