German private railway operation company Lokomotion has placed an order with Siemens for eight Vectron type locomotives to be operated in Germany, Austria and Italy. In addition to the TPS (train protection systems) required for these countries, the new locomotives will also be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS).
The 200km/h multi-system Vectron locomotives will have a maximum output power of 6.4MW and the delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to start early 2017. The new vehicles are to be used in cross-border traffic between Germany and Italy.
Siemens mobility division CEO Jochen Eickholt said: “With this order, our Vectron platform has reached two significant milestones at the same time.
“Firstly, Lokomotion is the 20th customer who has decided in favour of our locomotive. And, secondly, this order also marks the 300th Vectron we have sold.”
Vectron was developed based on information from interviews with many different operators, and on experience gained from more than 1,600 Eurosprinters and Eurorunners in operation.
The new Vectron offers traction in four different versions such as AC, DC, MS and DE Electrification systems.