The European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) and Siemens Mobility signed a framework agreement for the delivery of up to 200 additional Vectron locomotives, with a firm order for 60 locomotives that will be delivered successively beginning in 2025.
Specifically, the locomotives will be provided in various power system variants for use in both passenger and freight service.
In the framework agreement, ELL secures the procurement of a wide range of multi-system locomotives, including the Vectron Dual Mode locomotives. By ordering optional packages, ELL can precisely equip the locomotives to meet specific requirements and applications, and for service in special areas. It was also agreed that Siemens Mobility will actively support ELL in further strengthening its competence regarding vehicle operation, maintenance, and servicing.
“ELL is pursuing a consistent zero-emissions strategy. Our most important assets are our focused fleet policy and a comprehensive service network at more than 30 locations throughout Europe. The development partnership with Siemens and the concentration on a standardised locomotive type are an important building block for us to successfully prevail in this market,” said Christian Kern, CEO European Locomotive Leasing Group.
With this new additional Vectron locomotives by 2027 European Locomotive Leasing Group will have at least 301 such locomotives from Siemens Mobility in service. The company will thus operate Europe’s largest Vectron fleet. Over the medium term, the new agreement offers ELL the possibility of increasing its Vectron fleet to over 400 locomotives.
“For many years now, ELL has been relying on the quality and reliability of our Vectron locomotives. This new framework agreement makes a further contribution to climate protection and again underscores the advantages offered by our locomotive platform. With the Vectron, ELL can react flexibly to customer requirements and offer different configurations for providing cross-border transport throughout Europe,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility.
ELL leases state-of-the-art electric Vectron locomotives for European corridors on transnational routes. Both freight and passenger transport are among the services offered by the company, which was founded in 2013.