CFO of Railpool, added: “With our purchase of the 20 Vectron MS locomotives, we
want to position Railpool even better to handle anticipated market developments,
especially in Eastern Europe. Railpool believes it is especially important to
provide its customers with the best possible service and flexible solutions. To
ensure we can continue to do so as we grow, we’ve already made important
investments this year with the support of our shareholders, and look forward now
to the new locomotives that clearly meet our fleet demands: 100% modern – yet
proven – electric locomotives that provide our customers with highly reliable
and high-performance service.”
MS locomotives ordered by Railpool have a maximum output of 6.4 megawatts and a
top speed of 200 km/h. They are also equipped with the required national train
control systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS).
To date, Siemens Mobility has sold over 1,100 Vectrons to a total of 56 customers. These locomotives have accumulated more than 450 million fleet kilometers in service and are certified for operating in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.