Siemens Mobility to Supply up to 250 Locomotives to Railpool

Siemens Mobility has signed a framework agreement with leasing company, Railpool for the delivery of up to 250 Vectron locomotives.

This agreement includes an initial order for 70 vehicles, 24 of which will be multisystem locomotives for use in AC and DC networks, while 46 will be AC locomotives.

With this order, Railpool’s Vectron fleet will grow to a total of 228 locomotives.

The Vectron locomotives will be deployed on cross-border routes in Europe
The Vectron locomotives will be deployed on cross-border routes in Europe

The framework agreement includes a variety of Vectron models that can operate in up to 16 countries across Europe. This will facilitate cross-border transport without changing locomotives.

Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool said:

“The recent expansion of our modern fleet is taking place with a forward-looking focus on maximum operational flexibility for our customers. In addition to the multi-system locomotives for east-west traffic, we are adding further AC locomotives to our range, primarily for the Scandinavian corridor and the DACH region. Like the MS locomotives, the AC locomotives are also perfectly equipped for the upcoming ETCS expansion in Europe.”

The locomotives for Railpool will have an output of 6.4 megawatts and will be able to reach top speeds of up to 230 kilometres per hour.

Siemens will also equip the vehicles with the necessary national train protection systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS).

Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock Siemens Mobility said:

“We are especially pleased to be continuing our successful collaboration with Railpool. Follow-up orders like this show that our locomotives impress customers with their quality and outstanding operational reliability. Thanks to the Vectron’s universal usability, our customer can respond quickly and flexibly to changing market needs, and provide climate-friendly, cross-border rail transport throughout Europe.”

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