European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for the order of up to 200 additional Vectron locomotives.
These new vehicles will be equipped with various power systems and will be designed for both freight and passenger operations.
The initial agreement includes an order of 60 locomotives, which will be delivered from the start of 2025.
This is the fourth framework agreement between ELL and Siemens Mobility. By 2027, it will see ELL have at least 301 Siemens Vectron locomotives in service, making it Europe’s largest Vectron fleet.
“For many years now, ELL has been relying on the quality and reliability of our Vectron locomotives. This new framework agreement makes a further contribution to climate protection and again underscores the advantages offered by our locomotive platform. With the Vectron, ELL can react flexibly to customer requirements and offer different configurations for providing cross-border transport throughout Europe.”
Under this framework agreement, ELL will secure a wide range of multi-system locomotives, including the Vectron Dual Mode model.
This flexibility will equip the locomotives to meet specific requirements and applications on various railways across Europe.
“For ELL, this agreement is a milestone in the company’s development. Our goal is to expand our market leadership in the areas of customer friendliness, reliability, and efficiency. Superior climate friendliness and cost-efficiency on the long international rail axes, as well as the structural change in rail freight transport, make the full-service leasing of locomotives a highly attractive business for the future.
“ELL is pursuing a consistent zero-emissions strategy. Our most important assets are our focused fleet policy and a comprehensive service network at more than 30 locations throughout Europe. The development partnership with Siemens and the concentration on a standardised locomotive type is an important building block for us to successfully prevail in this market.”
In addition to supplying the vehicles, Siemens Mobility will also actively support ELL with vehicle operation, maintenance, and servicing.
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