Smartron locomotive will serve Romanian and Bulgarian markets, as two rail operators have ordered this locomotive. Siemens Mobility announced that E-P Rail has ordered four Smartron locomotives for Romania, and PIMK in Bulgaria a total of three. The authorization for placing on the market for the first Smartron in Bulgaria has already been received.
The Smartron for Bulgaria and Romania operates on the 25 kV AC power system and is equipped with the PZB train control system. The locomotive is delivered in the standard color “Capri Blue.”
The locomotive is available exclusively in a standard preconfigured version, which ensures cost-efficient operation and high reliability for customers.
The new locomotive was launched in 2018 being available for German market. Currently, 25 Smartron units were already sold. “The Smartron is a powerful and highly reliable locomotive designed for a specific transport function, making possible a simplified and cost-effective purchase process. Now operators in Bulgaria and Romania can also profit from this concept,” Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility, said.
The locomotive’s components are based on Vectron model. The Smartron has a 1.435-meter gauge and weighs around 83 tonnes.