Alpha Trains Place Siemens Vectron Order
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Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l have ordered six Vectron type multi-system locomotives from Siemens. The contract relates to service and maintenance and includes an option to extend to four additional locomotives.
They will be leased by Alpha Trains to German rail transport company TX Logistik AG and will run cross-border services between Germany, Austria and Italy. They are all fitted with ETCS. They will be manufactured in the Siemens facility in Munich Allach, and delivery will take place from early 2017.
Fernando Pérez, Managing Director of Alpha Trains Locomotives Division, said:
“We are delighted that the purchase of the Siemens Vectron locomotives will give us an even more diversified locomotive portfolio. The purchase reflects Alpha Trains’ trust in the Vectron platform. Furthermore, we are confident that the full service arrangements with Siemens will provide our customer TX Logistik with optimal service support during the lease.”
Gero Sieberger, Head of Operations at TX Logistik AG, said:
“With the Vectron, we are crossing technical and geographic borders. The locomotive’s interoperability offers the flexibility that we need on the north-south corridors. Differing train control systems, voltages and requirements along the rail routes don’t affect our operations: With the Vectron we can easily bring company goods to their destinations in Europe.”
Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens’s business with high-speed/regional trains and locomotives, said:
“With this order from Alpha Trains, we succeeded in acquiring another new customer for our Vectron platform. We were not only able to convince the customer with our vehicles, but also with our customised full service package.”