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Siemens Multisystem Vectron Locomotive Certified for the Netherlands

The multisystem variant of the Siemens Vectron locomotive received certification by the dutch safety authority ILT (​Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport) on September 21 2017, for operating in the Netherlands.

Siemens Multisystem Vectron Locomotive
Vectron Locomotive © Siemens

Connection to the Entire Rhine-Alpine Corridor

With this authorization, the Vectron now has access to the ports in the Netherlands and has reached an important milestone to serve the entire Rhine-Alpine Corridor with Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

121 of the previously sold Vectron locomotives can now be operated in the Netherlands.

Vectron Locomotive

To date, 33 customers have chosen the Vectron for their fleets and ordered over 600 locomotives. The 330 Vectron locomotives currently in service have already covered a total distance of 90 million kilometers. With its certification in the Netherlands, the Vectron can now be operated in a total of 18 European countries.

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The locomotives have previously been certified to operate in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide.

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