by Keri Allan
20 Aug 2021
Suppliers Siemens Mobility
European rail vehicle leasing company Railpool has ordered 20 Vectron MS multi-system locomotives from Siemens Mobility.
The locomotives are intended for service in eleven countries – Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
They will be delivered in several phases starting from March 2022.
Railpool’s fleet is currently made up of over 400 locomotives. When deliveries of this first order for multi-system locomotives are completed, Railpool will have a total of 53 Siemens locomotives.
“With our purchase of the 20 Vectron MS locomotives, we want to better position Railpool to handle anticipated market developments, especially in eastern Europe. Railpool believes it’s especially important to provide its customers with the best possible service and flexible solutions.
“To ensure we can continue to do so as we grow, we’ve already made important investments this year with the support of our shareholders, and look forward now to the new locomotives that clearly meet our fleet demands: 100% modern – yet proven – electric locomotives that provide our customers with highly reliable and high-performance service.”
The Vectron MS locomotives Railpool has ordered have a maximum output of 6.4 megawatts and a top speed of 200 kilometres an hour.
They’re also equipped with the required national train control systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS).
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