ÖBB signs framework agreement for 200 Vectron locomotives
Posted: 30 January 2017 | | No comments yet
Siemens has confirmed it has signed a framework contract with Austrian Railways (ÖBB) to supply up to 200 Vectron locomotives.
A framework contract has been signed between ÖBB and rolling stock manufacturer Siemens for up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. According to Siemens, a fixed order for 30 MS locomotives was placed at the signing with the first units due to be delivered early summer 2018.
New ÖBB Vectron locomotives to serve cross-border freight transport
Commenting on the order, Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Mobility Division said: “Winning the biggest tender for locomotives in Europe underscores one thing above all: the capability of our Vectron platform. It offers the greatest flexibility throughout the locomotive’s entire lifecycle. And for operators that means they can make long-term plans for the future.”
The new locomotives will be operated by the Rail Cargo Group, the freight division of ÖBB and will serve cross-border freight transport in Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The vehicles will have national control systems and be fitted with the European Train Control System (ETCS). According to Siemens, the locomotives have a maximum output of 6,400 KW and a top speed of 160 km/h.