UK: Stadler to Deliver Class 93 Tri-Mode Locomotive to Rail Operations Group

The first of 10 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives produced for Rail Operations Group has completed testing at Stadler’s facility in Valencia, Spain.

These locomotives will be delivered to Rail Operations Group to reduce CO2 emissions across the UK rail network. They will be used for rail freight and potential passenger operations in line with Rail Operations Group’s decarbonisation strategy.

Stadler Class 93 Tri-Mode Locomotive
Rail Operations UK signed a framework agreement with Stadler in 2021 for 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives, ordering an initial batch of ten

The Class 93 is Stadler’s first tri-mode locomotive and will be the first of its kind to operate in the UK.

In electric mode, it can run on 25kV AC overhead lines, while on non-electrified lines, it can use its stage V 900kW-engine or two lithium titanate oxide (LTO) traction battery packs.

David Burley, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Operations Group, said:

“The Class 93 fleet with its array of green credentials, will allow us to lead the way in supporting the rail industry in delivery of its decarbonisation targets. Further, with its impressive state-of-the-art specification, the class 93s also allow us to diversify and develop new markets whilst modernising many aspects of UK train operations.”

The first Class 93 tri-mode locomotive has completed scheduled activities in Stadler’s facilities in Valencia, and will now be transported to the UK for further testing.

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