First Smartron locomotives ordered

German open-access operator Eisenbahngesellschaft Potsdam (EGP) ordered three Smartron locomotives from Siemens, which will be delivered in 2019.
“In test runs, the locomotive’s technical parameters have proven convincing. It also scored points with its intuitive operation, uncomplicated ordering process and manageable delivery times,” says Mathias Tenisson, CEO of EGP.
Siemens’ new locomotive, announced in March, is preconfigured for transporting freight in Germany and ensures customers cost-efficient operation with high operating reliability. It is tailored for a specific transport function and combines the advantages of a standard product with the platform-proven technology of the Vectron.
“We premiered the Smartron in March. (…) One standard version, one standard contract, one price – that’s the idea behind the Smartron,” Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility Division said.
The Smartron has already received approval for operating in Germany.


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