Rath Group and Siemens signed a contract for the supply of 3 Vectron multisystem locomotives which are planned for freight transport in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia.
The locomotives will be built at the Siemens factory in Munich-Allach and they will be delivered starting December 2018.
With this order, RTB Cargo, the freight transport division of the Rath Group, will have its own multisystem fleet for the first time.
“The Rath Group is the fortieth customer for our Vectron platform. This success story underscores the quality and reliable service of our locomotives throughout Europe,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division.
The locomotives for the Rath Group have a maximum output of 6,400 KW and a top speed of 160 km/h. The Vectron MS operates on 15 kV / 16.7 Hz, 25 kV / 50 Hz AC and 1.5 kV DC and 3 kV DC voltages and is equipped with national train control systems as well as the ETCS.