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Danish State Railways will receive 26 Vectron locomotives

Posted: 27 March 2018 | | No comments yet

The Vectron locomotives have so far accumulated more than 100 million km of service and this figure will continue to increase, with Danish State Railways ordering 26 vehicles for their regional transport network…

Danish State Railways will receive 26 Vectron locomotives

An example of an AC Vectron locomotive from Siemens

Danish State Railways (DSB) and Siemens have signed a contract for the delivery of 26 alternating-current (AC) Vectron locomotives.

The locomotives will be built at the Siemens factory in Munich-Allach and will operate in Denmark and Germany with unit delivery scheduled to begin at the end of 2020.

The contract also includes maintenance for 10 years, the option for delivery of an additional 18 units and an extension of the maintenance contract for a further five years.

“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 fulfils the requirements for cross-border operations,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division at Siemens.

The new locomotives will primarily operate throughout regional transport as traction units for DSB’s 113 double-decker passenger coaches. The locomotives have a maximum output of 6,400kw and a top speed of 200km/h. The Vectron ACs are designed for 15kV/16.7Hz and 25kV/50Hz AC voltage systems and are equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) as well as the PZB/LZB and DK-STM.

Siemens has sold the Vectron more than 670 times, to 37 customers in 15 countries. The locomotives are currently certified for operation in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

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