MRCE Orders Siemens Vectron Locomotives

MRCE Orders Siemens Vectron Locomotives
October 13, 2015 6:54 pm

The locomotive leasing and service company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe B.V. (MRCE) has ordered 21 additional Vectron locomotives from Siemens. Ten of these locomotives are of the AC version for operation in Germany and Austria. The other eleven locomotives are equipped as multi-system locomotives and will be operated in Germany, Austria and Italy. All Vectron locomotives will be manufactured in the Munich-Allach locomotive production plant. The first three locomotives were pre-produced and have already been handed over to MRCE by Siemens. With this new order MRCE will now own a fleet of 56 Vectron locomotives.

Masayoshi Hosoya, CEO of MRCE, said: “We have been providing multi-system cross border locomotives to our clients since 2007. With this new order of Vectron multi-system locomotives we are able to respond to our customers’ needs with much greater flexibility.”
“This new order from MRCE shows that we have one locomotive in our portfolio – the Vectron – that more than meets the demands of our customers in their day-to-day operations. And by keeping locomotives on stock we are able to fulfill orders even faster. This is a unique selling point in the industry,” said Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Mobility Division.

The ordered locomotives are due to be deployed in cross-border services between Germany and Austria, and between Germany, Austria and Italy. In addition to the national train protection systems, all these vehicles will be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS). The locomotives have a maximum power output of 6,400 kW and a top speed of 160 km/h. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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