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Beacon Rail orders 10 Vectron locomotives from Siemens Mobility

“We are very pleased about the order from Beacon Rail. Their trust in us shows that our Vectron locomotives stand for reliability and flexibility in European passenger and freight transport. With the ordered Vectron MS, cross-border operations are possible in ten different European countries. This generates another contribution to make transportation on rail attractive,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock of Siemens Mobility.
“Beacon Rail is delighted that, following its recent acquisition of Mitsui Rail Capital Europe, it has ordered 10 additional Vectron locomotives to support the company’s commitment to the European 4-axle electric rail freight and passenger markets. Beacon looks forward to further enhancing its relationship with Siemens Mobility,” said Adam Cunliffe, CEO Beacon Rail.
The ordered multi-system locomotives have a maximum power at wheel of 6.4 megawatts and a top speed of 160 km/h. The locomotives will be manufactured at the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach. They are equipped with the European train control system ETCS Baseline 3 as well as the required national train control systems. 
To date, Siemens Mobility has sold more than 1,850 Vectron locomotives and the fleet has covered over 800 million kilometers. The Vectron is approved for operation in 20 European countries.

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Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in intelligent transport solutions for more than 175 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio. Its core areas include rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, a comprehensive software portfolio, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digital products and solutions, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.7 billion and had around 38,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:

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Eva Haupenthal

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