Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, a subsidiary of Metrans, has received the first Vectron MS locomotive from Siemens Mobility.
The delivery is part of the contract signed for 10 Vectron MS locomotives which will join the operator’s fleet by 2020. Metrans will deploy the new Vectron locomotives in transnational freight traffic across Central and Eastern Europe.
The new locomotives for Metrans reach a maximum output of 6.4 MW and a top speed of 160 km/h. They are also set up with the required national train control system as well as the ETCS. The locomotives are allowed to operate in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Future upgrades for operation in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia are also possible.
“We are very happy to have received the first of ten Vectron locomotives from Siemens Mobility at our location in Prague. The expansion of our locomotive fleet to nearly 100 vehicles highlights our commitment to grow with the transport flows of the future. The flexibility of the Vectron locomotives makes it possible for us to deliver on our promises to customers even faster and more reliably,” said Martin Horinek, Chief Operational Officer of the Metrans Group, on the vehicle’s arrival.