Siemens delivers 26 Vectron locomotives to Denmark

Danish railway company Danske Statsbaner (DSB) and Siemens signed a contract for the delivery of 26 alternating-current (AC) Vectron locomotives. The contract with DSB also includes maintenance of the locomotives for ten years and options for the delivery of an additional 18 units and an extension of the maintenance contract for a further five years. The locomotives have a maximum output of 6,400 KW and a top speed of 200 km/h. The Vectron ACs are designed for 15 kV / 16.7 Hz and 25 kV / 50 Hz AC voltage systems and are equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) as well as the PZB/LZB and DK-STM. The locomotives will be built at the Siemens factory in Munich-Allach and will operate in Denmark and Germany. They will be used primarily in regional transport as traction units for DSB’s 113 double-decker passenger coaches. Delivery of the units is scheduled to begin at the end of 2020. “This order marks a further chapter in the success story of our Vectron locomotive. Danish State Railways is investing in a proven product that stands for quality and exceptional reliability. The Vectron also fulfills the requirements for cross-border operations,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division at Siemens.

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