500th electric Vectron locomotive sold

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 and read 469 times
500th electric Vectron locomotive soldSiemens (www.siemens.com) has sold its 500th electric Vectron locomotive.

This was ordered by European Locomotive Leasing (ELL), which is a provider of full-service locomotive leasing (and currently the biggest Vectron customer).

The follow-up order from ELL is for eight multi-system locomotives that will be leased to the Czech railway carrier České Dráhy for passenger service on the Prague-Berlin route.

A total of 507 electric Vectron locomotives have been ordered to date.

Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Mobility Division, said: “This milestone highlights the success story and reliable service of our Vectron locomotives throughout Europe.

“We’ve now supplied 31 customers in 14 countries with our flexible platform and customer-tailored equipment packages.”

The Vectron fleet has accumulated more than 75 million km of service to date, with locomotives currently certified for operation in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

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