On 31st May 2017, six new Euro 4000 locomotives were delivered by Stadler to Alpha Trains. Four of them will be operated under a long-term leasing agreement by Medway. The acquisition of the new locomotives builds on Alpha Trains’ market position as rolling stock lessor in Spain and Portugal.
The locomotives were built at the Stadler Valencia’s Albuixech plant. To perform cross-border freight transport between Spain and Portugal, the assets are equipped with the specific Spanish and Portuguese Signalling System and Radio. The Euro 4000 is a proven, reliable and trusted locomotive in the Iberian market.
Shaun Mills, CEO of the Alpha Trains Group, explains:
“Our broad portfolio of rolling stock for various needs and customer-tailored leasing solutions facilitates modal shift from road to rail and hence, reduces CO2 emissions. This contributes to the achievement of the European Union’s greenhouse gas reduction targets”
Iñigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia, said:
“Stadler has successfully delivered more than 100 EURO4000 locomotives to different European rail freight operators. The robust and reliable six-axle locomotives offer high flexibility and hauling capacity, low energy consumption and reduced operational costs contributing to the profitability of the rail freight transport”
Carlos Vasconcelos, MEDWAY’s President of the Board, affirms, added:
“Expanding and updating our fleet with these 4 new interoperable locomotives represents a huge step towards our business goals: it will officially mean the entrance in the Spanish market, through a focus on innovation, sustainability and modernisation, which will surely be key for us on our way to turn MEDWAY into the leading freight operator in the Iberian Peninsula”
Original article © Stadler Rail.
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