Alpha Trains receives Euro4000 locomotives

Posted: 9 June 2017 | | No comments yet

Six new EURO4000 locomotives have been delivered by Stadler to Alpha Trains.

Six new EURO4000 locomotives have been delivered by Stadler to Alpha Trains.


Credit: Alpha Trains

Built at the Stadler Valencia’s Albuixech plant, the locomotives will perform cross-border freight transport between Spain and Portugal; the assets are equipped with the specific Spanish and Portuguese Signalling System and Radio.

“Stadler has successfully delivered more than 100 Euro4000 locomotives to different European rail freight operators,” said Iñigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia. “The robust and reliable six-axle locomotives offer high flexibility and hauling capacity, low energy consumption and reduced operational costs contributing to the profitability of the rail freight transport.”

Four of the locomotives will be operated under a long-term leasing agreement by Medway, which is an inland logistics operator working in Portugal. With a fleet of 64 locomotives (34 electric and 30 diesel) and 2917 wagons, it covers almost the whole country through the national railway network. 

“Expanding and updating our fleet with these four new interoperable locomotives represents a huge step towards our business goals: it will officially mean the entrance in the Spanish market, through a focus on innovation, sustainability and modernisation, which will surely be key for us on our way to turn Medway into the leading freight operator in the Iberian Peninsula,” continued Carlos Vasconcelos, Medway’s President of the Board.

Alpha Trains is the leading rolling stock lessor in Continental Europe. It owns 435 passenger trains and 380 locomotives and offers tailor-made leasing solutions, comprehensive know-how in maintenance and vehicle repairs, as well as long-term experience in the financing of new build projects.

This acquisition builds on Alpha Trains’ market position as rolling stock lessor in Spain and Portugal.

“It is the first time that Medway has leased locomotives from Alpha Trains and we hope to continue providing Medway with our services and to support their business success,” Fernando Pérez, Managing Director of Alpha Trains Locomotives Division added.