PKP Cargo’s Vectron enters cross border operation

PKP Cargo has announced that one of its Vectron MS locomotives completed a cross service passenger journey from Chojnów, in Lower Silesia, to Germany’s Horka station, without stopping.
“These vehicles improve our international transports because trains do not have to stop at the border to replace the locomotive. This allows us to shorten the travel time, which is of great importance for customers. The importance of international transport will grow for us, as it is one of the most important goals of PKP Cargo,” Czesław Warsewicz, President of PKP Cargo, said.
PKP Cargo ordered 20 Vectron locomotives from Siemens, of which 15 were purchased in 2015 with an option for additional 5 vehicles, exercised at the beginning of this year which will also be delivered by the end of 2019.
The Vectron MS locomotives, equipped with ETCS, are able to run at speeds of 160 km/h and are certified for railway transport services in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

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