Spain: Renfe Mercancías Deploys New Stadler Electric Locomotives

Renfe Mercancías has completed the first commercial deployment of its new ‘Zero CO2’ electric locomotives, which were manufactured by Stadler for use in Asturias, Spain.

Renfe’s freight division will use the new locomotives for ArcelorMittal traffic.

The vehicles are 100% electric and will consume energy solely from renewable sources.

Renfe Locomotives
Renfe has put into circulation the first of the new locomotives manufactured by Stadler

Renfe Mercancías is ArcelorMittal’s main railway operator. To strengthen their commercial relationship, Renfe is progressively procuring 12 new high-power locomotives for ArcelorMittal services.

These new vehicles provide greater traction and load capacity to improve safety, reliability and availability. In addition, they operate with a lower noise level and no vibrations.

The first service of the new locomotives carried 20 wagons from the ArcelorMittal factory in Trasona with a load of 1,440 gross tonnes.

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