"With this order, DB Cargo is investing in the future of freight transport by rail. The ordered multisystem locomotives will make it possible to operate a train from the Netherlands to Italy without changing locomotives. This will make European freight transport fast, efficient and environmentally friendly," says Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Mobility Division.
"The order for the multisystem locomotives marks a further milestone in the program to expand and modernize our European locomotive fleet that has been underway for four years. At the same time, this product is a key component in our growth strategy for interoperable European rail freight transport. By working together with Siemens in this project, we hope to have established a partnership that will decisively support our ambitions for vehicles with respect to our rail freight transport master plan," notes Dr. Jürgen Wilder, CEO of DB Cargo AG.
Siemens recently sold its 500th electric Vectron locomotive. The first Vectron was delivered in 2012. The locomotives are used for freight as well as passenger service. The Vectron fleet is currently certified for operation in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
This press release and further material are available at: www.siemens.com/press/vectron