Tuesday, January 22, 2019

New Locomotive Order Confirms the Future of German European Rail Freight Services

Cargo Group Buys 100 Multisystem Units
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GERMANY – EUROPE – Rail freight carrier, DB Cargo, have signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for the delivery of 100 multisystem locomotives. At the signing of the contract, the freight transport arm of Deutsche Bahn placed an initial call for 40 Vectron multisystem locomotives to complement the 60 locomotives which DB Cargo ordered in 2017.

The locomotives are planned for cross-border transport in several European countries. Delivery of the locomotives will begin in February 2019 and be completed by June 2020. Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility, said:

“DB Cargo had ordered 60 locomotives from us in the summer of 2017. The signing of a new framework agreement confirms the successful completion of that project and the reliability of our locomotives.”

The locomotives ordered by DB Cargo have a maximum output of 6.4 megawatts and a top speed of 160 km/h, and are equipped with the required national train control systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS). Steffen Bobsien, Head of European Assets & Technology of DB Cargo

“The Vectron MS is a particularly energy-efficient locomotive that enables cross-border transport without changing locomotives. With it, DB Cargo can provide even better service for its customers on European routes.”