Hector Rail and Siemens have signed an agreement for the delivery of five new Vectron locomotives. Under the agreement, there is an option to buy a further 15 locomotives until 2021.
The locomotives are electric, designed for the Scandinavian market and equipped with so-called “Extra mile” function. This means that the locos have a diesel engine installed and that they are equipped with radio control. This allows efficient shunting in and out of terminals possible without having access to a separate shunting loco.
The new locomotives are equipped with the new railway safety systems ETCS. Two locomotives are already built and will be delivered in 2016. These two locomotives are equipped with conventional safety systems and without extra mile functionality. The remaining locomotives will be delivered in 2017.