BLS Cargo to purchase Vectron locomotives

Vectron: Erste unbefristete Zulassung / Vectron: first unlimited homologationSwiss freight operator BLS Cargo has confirmed an order for 15 new Vectron multi-system electric locomotives, manufactured by Siemens, for use on the Rhine-Alpine corridor between Rotterdam and Melzo in northern Italy.
The locomotives will be delivered in three phases up to 2018 with the first unit set to enter service in the second half of 2016.
The locomotives will be equipped to operate in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and BLS says the procurement is linked to replacement of older locomotives as well as expected increases in demand for its services.

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