“The continued confidence of BLS Cargo confirms the reliability and performance of our Vectron locomotive, which meets the requirements of cross-border European freight transport and gives our customers maximum flexibility,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
“With the new locomotives, we will be accessing the Belgian market and can coordinate our operations even better and closer with our Belgian subsidiary Crossrail,” said Dirk Stahl, CEO of BLS Cargo.
The locomotives ordered by BLS Cargo have a maximum output of 6.4 megawatts, a top speed of 160 km/h, and are equipped with the required national train control systems and the European Train Control System (ETCS).
Siemens Mobility has already sold over 950 Vectrons to a total of 47 customers. The locomotives have accumulated more than 245 million fleet kilometers in service so far and are 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.