MRCE’s new locomotives will connect Eastern and Western Europe

Posted: 17 September 2018 | | No comments yet

Siemens will deliver additional vehicles to MRCE’s fleet to connect and improve rail operation for operators that are active in cross-border transport.


Siemens – Vectron. Credit: MRCE

In 2018, Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), the biggest owner of Siemens Vectron locomotives in Europe, ordered 10 additional Vectron locomotives to be included in the company fleet, intended for Eastern and Western Europe.

This order increases MRCE’s Vectron fleet to a total of 136 locomotives.

All 10 Vectron vehicles are multi-system locomotives and are designated and certified for cross-border operations in Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and The Netherlands.

The new Vectrons will be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) as well as with the Rail Power Box system. The ordered locomotives are scheduled to be delivered and fully homologated and operational by April 2019.

With this order, MRCE is striving to expand its fleet and its leasing activities with a continued focus on the Eastern European market. The brand new Vectrons will be able to link East and West Europe and are intended to connect and improve rail operations for operators that are active in the European cross-border transport.

The new locomotives will also contribute to the further growth of MRCE.

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