Alpha Trains Orders 12 Stadler EURO9000 Locomotives

Alpha Trains is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 12 EURO9000 locomotives from Stadler.

This is the lessor’s first order of this latest generation of six-axle hybrid multi-system locomotives.

iñigo parra, ceo stadler valencia and fernando pérez, ceo alpha trains group
L-R: Iñigo Oarra, CEO of Stadler Valencia and Fernando Pérez, CEO of Alpha Trains

The multisystem electric EURO9000 locomotives are also equipped with diesel power units, enabling rail freight operations on AC and DC electrified lines as well as non-electrified track sections ­– even on international routes with mixed traffic.

By investing in efficient and innovative alternative propulsion vehicles, Alpha Trains is helping to reduce diesel consumption and thus improves the sustainability of rail freight.

Fernando Pérez, CEO of Alpha Trains Group, said:

“The purchase of the EURO9000 demonstrates our company's position as a key player in the industry, and it reflects our commitment to providing leasing solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers.

“The exceptional power and efficiency of the EURO9000 locomotives is perfectly in line with our goal to promote sustainable and reliable transport solutions.”

Alpha Trains’ existing fleet includes 121 Stadler locomotives and 162 Stadler multiple-unit passenger trains. Just earlier this year it signed a long-term lease for the use of eight four-car FLIRT3 XL vehicles on the Rheingau Express (RE) lines in Germany.

Iñigo Parra CEO of Stadler Valencia, said:

“This new order reinforces our long-standing collaboration with Alpha Trains to offer the market locomotives that support the modal shift from road to rail by increasing the competitiveness of rail freight transport with sustainable, efficient and economically profitable solutions. The EURO9000 locomotive is the latest example.”

Stadler will build the new locomotives in its factory in Valencia, with the vehicles scheduled for delivery in 2025 and 2026.

Funding of EUR 15 million towards this purchase has come from the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) as part of the BMDV’s rail funding guideline. This is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).

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