by Tiana May
12 May 2023
FS Italiane Group has ordered 40 Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives for its subsidiary, TX Logistik AG.
This contract was signed at the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich and includes full-service maintenance for 15 years, as well as an option for an additional 25 locomotives to be ordered in the future.
The total order is valued at approximately 300 million EUR.
The Vectron locomotives will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach and will be used to haul freight along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor.
They will travel at speeds of up to 160km/h and will be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) as well as the national train control systems for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.
“We are especially pleased that we can now also count TX Logistik AG among our customers. With the Vectron, we are delivering a state-of-the-art, digitally networked locomotive that makes it possible to operate through five different countries stretching from the Rhine River to the Alps. Railigent X applications, part of the open, digital Siemens Xcelerator business platform, will enable condition-based, predictive maintenance of the Vectron fleet to secure its optimal reliability and availability.”
The new Vectron locomotives will be delivered to FS Italiane’s TX Logistik from September 2024 to December 2025.
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