Beacon Rail is set to expand its rail fleet by purchasing 10 Vectron MS multi-system locomotives from Siemens Mobility. These locomotives are part of Beacon Rail's strategic vision to improve rail operations across the European continent, particularly along the vital Rhine-Alpine corridor and between the North Sea ports and the European hinterland. The locomotives will be manufactured at the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach. They will come equipped with the European train control system ETCS Baseline 3 and the necessary national train control systems.
With this latest acquisition, Beacon Rail's locomotive portfolio will include 170 Vectron locomotives, underlining the company's commitment to expanding its presence in the European 4-axle electric rail freight and passenger markets. The move follows Beacon Rail's acquisition of Mitsui Rail Capital Europe.
“Beacon Rail is delighted that, following its recent acquisition of Mitsui Rail Capital Europe, it has ordered 10 additional Vectron locomotives to support the company’s commitment to the European 4-axle electric rail freight and passenger markets,” said Adam Cunliffe, CEO Beacon Rail.
The Vectron MS multi-system locomotives ordered by Beacon Rail are renowned for their robust performance. They offer a maximum power output of 6.4 megawatts and can reach a top speed of 160 km/h. One of their key features is their ability to operate seamlessly across borders, making them well-suited for cross-border rail transport in ten European countries.