Alpha Trains purchases Stadler locomotives

six-axle hybrid MS locomotives Alpha Trains and Stadler have signed a contract for the purchase of 12 EURO9000 six-axle hybrid MS locomotives which will be built at Stadler′s factory in Valencia.

The multisystem electric EURO9000 locomotives are also equipped with diesel power units. They enable rail freight operations on AC and DC electrified lines and on non-electrified track sections, even on international routes with mixed traffic. With their advanced traction capabilities and their high-performance, they are ideal for a wide range of freight services and perfectly complement Alpha Trains’ large and diverse portfolio. By investing in efficient and innovative alternative propulsion vehicles, Alpha Trains is helping to reduce diesel consumption and thus improves the sustainability of rail freight transport.

“The purchase of the EURO9000 demonstrates our company′s position as a key player in the industry, and it reflects our commitment to providing leasing solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers. The exceptional power and efficiency of the EURO9000 locomotives is perfectly in line with our goal to promote sustainable and reliable transport solutions,” Fernando Pérez, CEO of Alpha Trains Group said.

The procurement of the EURO9000 six-axle hybrid MS locomotives is funded with a total investment of EUR 15 million by German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) as part of the BMDV’s rail funding guideline. The funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).

The decision in favour of the EURO9000 locomotives continues the long and successful partnership between Alpha Trains and Stadler. Alpha Trains already has an impressive fleet of 121 Stadler locomotives and 162 Stadler multiple-unit passenger trains.

In May 2023, the rolling stock leasing company in partnership with Low Cost Rail and Stadler Valencia, signed a purchase and lease contract for three EURO6000 electric locomotives to operate on Spanish rail network.



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