Railpool ordered for from Siemens Mobility 20 Vectron MS multisystem locomotives which will be delivered in several phases beginning in March 2022. This is the first time Railpool acquires such locomotive type from the German rolling stock manufacturer.
The locomotives will be put into operation on the rail network of eleven countries along the Eastern Corridor, which links Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia.
“Our first Vectron multisystem locomotives will enable our customers to transport freight and passengers across eleven countries along the Eastern Corridor. Combined with our customary level of Railpool service quality, we will be creating an attractive offer for rail transport companies that meets their freight and passenger transport needs along one of Europe’s most important rail corridors,” Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool said.
Through this procurement, Railpool intends to strength its presence on the anticipated market developments especially in Eastern Europe. “Railpool believes it is especially important to provide its customers with the best possible service and flexible solutions. To ensure we can continue to do so as we grow, we’ve already made important investments this year with the support of our shareholders,” Ingo Wurzer, CFO of Railpool, explained.
The Vectron MS locomotives ordered by Railpool have a maximum output of 6.4 megawatts and a top speed of 200 km/h. They are also equipped with the required national train control systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS).
“We are proud that Railpool is for the first time adding Vectron MS multisystem locomotives from Siemens Mobility to its fleet. Our Vectron locomotive not only stands for reliability and high performance, but features also that ideally meet the needs of cross-border rail transport in Europe. The name Siemens Mobility stands for customer proximity and on-time deliveries,” Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock of Siemens Mobility said.
Railpool’s fleet is currently comprised of more than 400 locomotives. When deliveries of this first order for multisystem locomotives from Siemens Mobility are completed, Railpool will have a total of 53 Siemens locomotives.