Siemens to supply up to 250 locomotives to RAILPOOL

Siemens to supply up to 250 locomotives to RAILPOOL
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The first call for 70 Vectron locomotives is aimed at facilitating cross-border traffic without the need to change locomotives, offering services in up to 16 countries.

A framework agreement for the supply of up to 250 locomotives has been concluded between RAILPOOL and Siemens Mobility. With the signing of the contract, 70 Vectron locomotives were immediately called off. The first call includes 24 multi-system locomotives for use in AC and DC networks, as well as 46 AC locomotives. With this order, RAILPOOL's Vectron fleet grows to a total of 228 locomotives.

“We are especially pleased to be continuing our successful collaboration with RAILPOOL. Follow-up orders like this show that our locomotives impress customers with their quality and outstanding operational reliability. Thanks to the Vectron’s universal usability, our customer can respond quickly and flexibly to changing market needs, and provide climate-friendly, cross-border rail transport throughout Europe,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock Siemens Mobility.

The framework agreement covers Vectron variants that can be used in up to 16 countries and on various European rail corridors (North-South and East-West).

Torsten Lehnert, CEO of RAILPOOL, says: “The recent expansion of our modern fleet is taking place with a forward-looking focus on maximum operational flexibility for our customers. In addition to the multi-system locomotives for east-west traffic, we are adding further AC locomotives to our range, primarily for the Scandinavian corridor and the DACH region. Like the MS locomotives, the AC locomotives are also perfectly equipped for the upcoming ETCS expansion in Europe.”

The locomotives for RAILPOOL have a power output of 6.4 megawatts and a top speed of up to 230 km/h, depending on the variant. They are also equipped with the necessary national train control systems and the European Train Control System (ETCS).

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