Railpool and Siemens Mobility signed a framework agreement for the supply of 100 various Vectron locomotives with a first call for 70 locomotives placed at the signing of the contract.
“It’s becoming more and more important for our customers to be able to use their locomotives flexibly based on the needs in different European countries. With the purchase of additional Vectron locomotives with universal applicability, we are responding to these market needs” Torsten Lehnert, the CEO of Railpool GmbH said.
The various locomotive variants will be used on different European rail corridors on north-south and east-west axis and can be operated in up to 18 countries.
“This major order confirms our successful partnership with Railpool and the excellent quality of our locomotives. By ordering the Vectron MS, Railpool has not only opted for a very powerful and highly reliable locomotive but chose a multi-system version that will be able to provide cross-border rail transport without changing locomotives,” Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock of Siemens Mobility said.
The various Vectron locomotives ordered by Railpool have a maximum power at wheel of 6.4 megawatts and are able to run at a top speed of 200 km/h. The vehicles are also equipped with the required national train control systems and the European Train Control System (ETCS) allowing rail operation on the different European rail networks.
In August 2021, Railpool ordered from Siemens Mobility 20 Vectron MS locomotives expected to be delivered from March 2022. When the recent order will be completed, Railpool will benefit 53 locomotives manufactured by Siemens Mobility.
The rail vehicle rental company has plans to develop an entire rolling stock fleet to meet future demand and also the contribute to the rail industry’s commitment to tackle the climate change.
In June, the company has received the 10th Traxx locomotive which will be used on the Italian market. The company currently owns more than 400 locomotives.