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First broad gauge Vectron arrived in Finland
The Finnish Railways, VR Group, ordered 80 electric Vectron locomotives from Siemens. The new locomotives are designed to operate reliably even under the extreme climatic conditions in Scandinavia during their long service life. Siemens was able to provide clear evidence of their capability during comprehensive test and authorization trips in Sweden and Norway. For Siemens this marks the largest single contract so far for its latest generation of Vectron locomotives and the first for this type in the broad gauge version.

Press Pictures

First broad gauge Vectron on its way to Finland

The first Vectron locomotive built for a broad gauge rail system has left the Munich-Allach plant on its way to Finland. It's a so-called advance locomotive for testing purposes. To transport the locomotive on Germany's normal-gauge rail network, a newly developed "loco buggy" is being used. Each of the four axles of the 90-ton Vectron rests on a separate buggy. The special transport system is being used for the first time.

First broad gauge Vectron on its way to Finland

The first Vectron locomotive built for a broad gauge rail system has left the Munich-Allach plant on its way to Finland. It's a so-called advance locomotive for testing purposes. To transport the locomotive on Germany's normal-gauge rail network, a newly developed "loco buggy" is being used. Each of the four axles of the 90-ton Vectron rests on a separate buggy. The special transport system is being used for the first time.

First broad gauge Vectron on its way to Finland

The first Vectron locomotive built for a broad gauge rail system has left the Munich-Allach plant on its way to Finland. It's a so-called advance locomotive for testing purposes. To transport the locomotive on Germany's normal-gauge rail network, a newly developed "loco buggy" is being used. Each of the four axles of the 90-ton Vectron rests on a separate buggy. The special transport system is being used for the first time.

First broad gauge Vectron on its way to Finland

The first Vectron locomotive built for a broad gauge rail system has left the Munich-Allach plant on its way to Finland. It's a so-called advance locomotive for testing purposes. To transport the locomotive on Germany's normal-gauge rail network, a newly developed "loco buggy" is being used. Each of the four axles of the 90-ton Vectron rests on a separate buggy. The special transport system is being used for the first time.

First broad gauge Vectron arrived in Finland

The first Vectron locomotive built for a broad gauge rail system was presented today in the Finnish capital Helsinki. The Vectron has been brought to Finland for testing. It's a so-called advance locomotive for testing purposes. The locomotive will operate in Finland in the spring and summer. A modified version of the locomotive type, which is in use in Europe, is to be built for northern conditions and delivered from 2016.

Further Information

Contact

Peter Gottal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (89) 636-20611

Ellen Schramke

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (30) 386-22370

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www.siemens.com/press/vectron-finland