The HHLA's rail intermodal subsidiary has ordered 10 Vectron multisystem locomotives from Siemens, due for delivery between end-2019 and the spring of 2020.
The 6.4 MW max output and 160 km/h top speed locomotives, equipped with both the required national train control systems and European Train Control System, will be deployed in freight traffic across Central and Eastern Europe. The locos are certified to operate in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia (future upgrades for Bulgaria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia are possible).
"It is our pleasure to expand the Metrans vehicle fleet by ten multisystem Vectron locomotives from Siemens Mobility. This underlines our ambition to continue growing along the transport streams of the future. The acquisition of additional locomotives will help us to be even more flexible and reliable in responding to the wishes of our customers," Peter Kiss, CEO, Metrans Group, said.
Roman Kokšal, CEO, Siemens Mobility Czech Republic, "We are confident that the new Vectron locomotives enable our customer Metrans to meet current and future transportation requirements and make its long-term plans successful. The Vectron locomotives are writing a great story since their introduction on the European market and we are proud that, together with Metrans, we can celebrate the 900th Vectron sold."