Lithuanian Railways is analysing electric locomotives currently available on the market and is consulting with manufacturers. Some of them, like Siemens and Skoda, have already introduced their products. Meetings are planned with manufacturers from France, Poland and other countries, reports LETA/ELTA, quoted by baltic-course.com.
“We are looking for a standard product that meets our demands and could be used in Lithuanian railway infrastructure after minor adjustments. This would allow us save money not only when purchasing but when operating and maintaining electric locomotives. We are looking not only into technical characteristics but prices as well. Prices of electric locomotives depend on their configuration, the need of additional certification, amount, supply terms and other details. However, the price should not be greater than the market price,” said Albertas Bajorinas, Deputy Director of the Rolling Stock Department of Freight Transportation Directorate.
Siemens has not only introduced its products but also offered to discuss cooperation opportunities and manufacture electric locomotives in Vilnius Locomotive Repair Depot.