Alpha Trains and Green Cargo have signed a long-term lease agreement for five Vectron locomotives for Scandinavian corridor. The locomotives will be delivered in 2023.
These Vectrons are new to the market and Green Cargo is one of the first lessees. The locomotives are homologated for operation in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, and can operate at a speed of up to 200 km/h.
With these new Vectrons, Green Cargo modernises its fleet and continues to develop its international traffic from Malmö in the south of Sweden through Denmark to Germany and back, in order to better serve their customers.
All Vectron locomotives are equipped with ETCS, which will give Green Cargo much flexibility as Sweden gradually moves towards ETCS in the coming years.
This lease agreement marks the first Siemens Vectron under full-service lease for Alpha Trains in Scandinavia.
“As a strongly customer-focused company, Alpha Trains is delighted to provide Green Cargo with our latest Siemens Vectron locomotives to modernise their fleet. We believe that these locomotives will significantly reduce the environmental impact of transport and also will offer exceptional performance and reliability,” Fernando Pérez, Interim CEO of the Alpha Trains Group said.
Alpha Trains has contracted Siemens Mobility in Sweden to perform full-service on the Vectron locomotives for Scandinavian corridor which will be carried out at the newly opened Rail Service Centre in Malmö and the turnaround point in Maschen.
The partnership between Alpha Trains and Siemens Mobility from Sweden guarantees a high-quality level of maintenance with a focus on efficiency to maximize the usage of the locomotives and reduce operating costs.
In November 2022, Alpha Trains and Siemens Mobility signed a contract for the supply of 15 additional Vectron locomotives, an option exercised under a framework agreement concluded in November 2021.
With all Alpha Trains’ orders, the company now owns a fleet of more than 80 Vectron locomotives.