by Josephine Cordero Sapién
10 Nov 2020
Suppliers Siemens Mobility
Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt – EBA) has issued the operating approval for the Siemens Vectron dual mode locomotive.
The diesel-electric freight locomotive has already been ordered by a number of customers in Germany: Railsystems RP, Mindener Kreisbahnen GmbH, and Stern & Hafferl. Siemens Mobility has a test centre in Wegberg-Wildenrath, which has ordered a Vectron dual mode. And in September 2020 DB Cargo signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for up to 400 Vectron dual mode locomotives, ordering an initial 100 units, which will also benefit from this authorisation.
“The Vectron Dual Mode enables our customers to provide sustainable and cost-effective rail freight transport. As an alternative to conventional diesel locomotives, the Vectron Dual Mode offers the best of two worlds: It operates in electric mode on electrified rail routes to save fuel and reduce emissions and maintenance costs, and can switch to diesel operation on sections without overhead lines, eliminating the need to change locomotives.”
Roughly 60 percent of Germany’s railway network is currently electrified. The dual mode functionality means operators can use overhead lines when available, rather than having to operate with diesel fuel for 100 percent of their journey.
First unveiled at InnoTrans 2018, the Vectron Dual Mode uses the established Vectron platform and components. It is manufactured for standard-gauge tracks and weighs 90 tons. Designed to run under 15kV AC overhead lines, the locomotive has 2,000kW traction power at the wheel rim in both electric and diesel mode. Its top speed is 160km/h, its fuel tank can hold 2,600 litres. As required by the EBO railway regulations, the Vectron Dual Mode is also fitted with the PZB train protection system.
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ScotRail has agreed a five-year maintenance contract extension for its fleet of Siemens Mobility Class 380 trains.
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Finland has introduced a new 7,000 ton freight train hauled by two Siemens Vectron locomotives, topping its previous 6,000 ton record.
Czech Railways has signed a framework agreement with a consortium comprising Siemens Mobility and Skoda for 180 Viaggio passenger rail cars.
The University of Birmingham and Siemens Mobility have signed an MoU for a centre of excellence for rail research and innovation in Goole.
Siemens Mobility and VTG Rail Europe will test the Brake Monitoring System which can perform automated brake testing for freight trains.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded two contracts by the New South Wales Government to upgrade the signalling technology on the Sydney metro.
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Austrian Federal Railways and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the exterior design of the new generation of Nightjet trains in Vienna.
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The third metro line in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Green Line, has been commissioned and will run Inspiro trains built by Siemens and Newag.
Siemens Mobility has completed the 2-year Hither Green Area Resignalling Project with the new signalling equipment now in service.
Amtrak has revealed renderings of the new ALC-42 Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives that fulfil Tier 4 emissions standards.
Siemens Mobility has contracted Knorr-Bremse to supply the door systems for the Inspiro trains for London Underground's Piccadilly line.
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The first Inspiro metro train from the options contract with Metropolitan EAD has left the factory in Poland for Sofia, Bulgaria.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract to equip line D of the Buenos Aires metro with its CBTC signalling solution Trainguard MT.
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