Cargounit celebrates its 200th locomotive

200th locomotiveSiemens Mobility handed over Cargounit another Vectron multi-system locomotive marking the  200th locomotive of Cargounit and will  be leased and used by DB Cargo Poland.

Since 2018, the company has already purchased a total of 42 vehicles from Siemens, of which 36 Vectron locomotives and six Smartron locomotives.

The state-of-the-art Vectron MS locomotives are the key to handling a wide variety of transport tasks throughout Europe and to growing strongly also in the intermodal segment. The Vectrons are the most modern universal locomotives on the European market, with a modular design that allows them to be easily adapted to the requirements of use and specific running characteristics in different countries. A fundamental consideration in their design was the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of traction tasks in both domestic and international passenger and freight traffic in Europe.

The 200th locomotive acquisition marks Cargounit’s 20th anniversary and features a unique painting, highlighting company’s contribution to the development of the Polish and Central European railway industry.

“The painting of the locomotive in the form of graphics presents, among others, buildings characteristic for Wrocław, the seat of Cargounit, and buildings characteristic for the capitals of the Three Seas countries, where our locomotives are already running or where we have ambitions to support the transformation towards green rail transport in the future,” Łukasz Boroń, the CEO of Cargounit said.

The locomotive presented at Trako International Railway Fair in Gdańsk has a power output of 6.4 MW in AC and 6.0 MW in DC, and will be equipped with an ETCS system in accordance with the current specifications (Baseline 3). The locomotive is designed for operation in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the Netherlands, Romania and Bulgaria.

“We look forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation with Cargounit, which is confirmed by the reinforcement of our fleet with another 29th Siemens Vectron MS electric locomotive. The new acquisition will allow us to increase the share of rail transport in logistics chains, to the benefit of customers, the environment and the entire transport market,” Marek Staszek, CEO of DB Cargo Polska said.




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