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Railcare orders seven Vectron locomotives

Railcare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Coop, the Swiss retailer and wholesaler, and transports freight for daily needs within Switzerland with its own trains and trucks. The new locomotives are to be used for distributing goods in unaccompanied combined transport (UCT).
All locomotives will be equipped with a diesel power module. With this option, the locomotive can operate for short stretches without overhead power lines, such as on sidings or while shunting in yards. By ordering the diesel power module, Railcare can do without operating supplementary shunting locomotives.
In addition to delivering the seven locomotives, Siemens signed its first full service contract in Switzerland, with Railcare. Over the coming eight years, all maintenance work on the Vectron locomotives will be carried out by Siemens.

Further information on the Vectron locomotive can be found at:
For further information on the Mobility Division, see:
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