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[EU] Hupac orders eight multisystem Vectron locomotives

The Swiss intermodal transport company Hupac has ordered eight Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens. The multisystem locomotives will serve on the Rhine – Alpine Corridor (DACHINL). Deliveries will begin in the early […]

[CH] Railcolor Design presents the new Vectron design for SBB Cargo International

This is it, this is the new livery for the SBB Cargo International Vectron locomotive. It is a huge honor for us that we were given the chance to create […]

[DE] RRX intermediate coaches arrive at Wegberg-Wildenrath

These images show you the arrival of two intermediate cars for a Desiro High Capacity (HC) train that Siemens is currently building for the Ruhr area – see Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX). […]

[CZ] ELL will hire Vectron locomotives to ČD for EC trains Prague – Berlin – Hamburg

zpravy.e15.cz reports: The quest of the Czech railways (ČD) for multi system electric locomotives to pull its Prague – Berlin – Hamburg EuroCity trains has come to a conclusion. In […]

[CZ] ČD Cargo decides to buy three additional Vectron locomotives

On 25.04.2017. the supervisory board of ČD Cargo approved the purchase of an additional three Vectron locomotives from Siemens. It means ČD Cargo will exercise an option included in the […]

[EU] Going “Off-Road” with TX Logistik 193 555

On 26.04.2017, lease company Alpha Trains and railfreight operator TX Logistik took delivery of the last Vectron locomotive of a serie of six, that were ordered in 2016. The machine […]

[EU] Captrain to double its Vectron fleet; two new machines delivered

On 27.04.2017, two new Vectron locomotives left the Siemens plant in Munich; the designated 193 781 and 782 were delivered to Captrain-company ITL, that already operates six such machines. Rail […]

[CZ] Unipetrol orders three Vectron locomotives [updated]

Unipetrol Doprava has announced that its subsidiary Unipetrol Transport signed a contract with Siemens for the acquisition of three Vectron multisystem locomotives. The first unit should be delivered in December […]

[DE] Deutsche Bahn decides to change ICE4 order for the second time

Railjournal has brought the news, that Deutsche Bahn has decided to change the order for ICE4 trains once more. This time, the total number of trains is lowered (130 > […]

[EU] Alpha Trains raises number of Vectron locomotives on order to 10

This year, Siemens will not hand-over six, but 10 new Vectron locomotives to lease company Alpha Trains. In April 2016, six Vectron multi-system locomotives were ordered, now four have been […]

[DE/AT/IT] Magnetize! First pictures of Vectron locomotives for Alpha Trains

On 06.03.2017, Siemens released the first Vectron locomotives for lease company Alpha Trains from its work in Munich. The designated 193 550 pulled the identical 193 551 and the black X4E-645, […]

[US] Siemens USA completes first Caltrans Charger locomotives for California

Next one up: Soon, Caltrans from California will receive its first Charger locomotives. We could already inspct the first units being readied-up for delivery. The photos show the CDTX 2104 […]

[SE] +15 Vectron locomotives for Hector Rail: option is now fixed order

Hector Rail AB, a Swedish rail transport company, has ordered another 15 Vectron AC locomotives. Delivery is planned beginning in the spring of 2018. All of the locomotives will have […]

[AT/HU] Coming very soon: Siemens delivers five Vectrons to GySEV in 2017

Now that is fast. In only a few months, Siemens will deliver the first new Vectron locomotive to Austro-Hungarian railoperator GySEV. It will arrive during the summer, and four more will […]

[US] First Amtrak Cascades Chargers rolled out

Soon to star on Amtrak Cascades passenger trains between in the northwest of the United States, the first two Charger locomotives for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have […]

[US] IDOT Charger locomotive arrives in Washington for test runs on Amtrak Cascades route

This spring, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will receive eight Siemens Charger locomotives, to be operated on the Amtrak Cascades line. WSDOT is selected by the Federal Railroad […]

[DE] BaWü: launching customer for Siemens’ Mireo – the details

Yep, we already reported on the new Rheintal (Netz 4) contract, recently awarded to DB Regio by the Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg. We wrote about its routes, future extensions and […]

[IT] Italy authorizes Vectron MS; MRCE hands over first unit to TX Logistik

Good news for Siemens, and its customers. The Italian railway authorities have granted approval for the multisystem version of the Vectron platform built for MRCE. This lease company has 21 […]

[CH] SBB Cargo International: Long-term rental of 18 new Siemens Vectron locomotives

Multisystem Vectron locomotives for DE-AT-CH-IT Delivery as of Dezember 2017 To be operated by SBB Cargo International Traffic growth, competition intensity and the new level-track rail route following the opening of the Gotthard […]

[AT] No experiments: ÖBB orders up to 200 Vectron locomotives from Siemens

Framework contract of up to 200 Vectron locomotives First tranche for 30 Vectron MS Delivery to begin in summer of 2018 Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with […]

[DE] Arriving in 2017: The first Desiro HC for the Rhine-Ruhr express network

On March 26 2015, the municipalities of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan commonly awarded Siemens with the contracts to supply 82 electric multiple units of the type Desiro “High Capacity” (HC) and to provide […]

[DE] Baden-Württemberg Netz 4: Siemens Mireo and Desiro HC for DB Regio

Baden-Württemberg (BaWü) slowly turning yellow and white. But where the color scheme brings unity to the German region, the tendering of the various networks results in a growing diversity of operators and […]

[AT] New locomotives for the ÖBB: Siemens has the best bid

Different Austrian media are bringing the news that Siemens’ has placed the best bid for the new generation of electric locomotives for the Austrian federal railways (ÖBB). In 2015 the ÖBB published […]

[DE] DB Cargo to hire four Vectron diesel locomotives [updatedx2]

As of February 2017, DB Cargo will hire four Vectron DE locomotives from Siemens. They will be used for freight services in and around the German city of Halle, replacing […]

[US] Brightline officially presents its first Siemens train in Florida

Brightline, the only privately-funded express passenger rail system in the country, today showcased its first trainset, BrightBlue. Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its […]

[DK] DSB: Three manufacturers pre-selected for locomotive order

During our last visit to Copenhagen, we were stunned. While waiting for our train in an underground station, a heavy ME series diesel locomotive entered the station, pulling a double […]

[SE] Hector Rail is investing in new Siemens locomotives: and this is the first one

In July 2016, Freight operator Hector Rail from Sweden signed an agreement with Siemens for the delivery of five new Vectron locomotives. Soon, Siemens will deliver the first two units, […]

[IT] DB Cargo Italia puts Vectron locomotives in service

As of 01.12.2016, DB Cargo Italia is operating new Vectron locomotives for its domestic freight services. UniCredit leasing and DB Cargo decided to team up in 2015 to expand the […]

[DE] First shots: Siemens Vectron in Lokomotion livery

Background: Rail freight operator Lokomotion ordered 8 Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens in February 2016. The locomotives will be equipped for operations in Germany, Austria and Italy, will have ETCS […]

[MA] Video: The Siemens Inspiro for Kuala Lumpur – Klang Valley project

Siemens has released a video of its Inspiro metro trains for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 58 driverless four-car metro trains are currently under delivery. Each train comprises four stainless steel cars in […]

[US] It is the blue one: Siemens completes Brightline’s first trainset

GoBrightline informs: The first Siemens-built Brightline trainset, comprised of two locomotives and four coaches adorned in Brightline Blue, is complete and has left the company’s manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California. […]

[AT] Replacement for the 4020 series: ÖBB raises number of CityJets on order to 165

Railjournal reports: The ÖBB has decided to raise the number of CityJet articulated trains (Siemens Desiro ML) to 165. This means 64 sets are being added to the 101 sets that are […]

[DE] InfraLeuna launching customer for Vectron DE

Rail Business reports: Siemens has booked a first success with its Vectron DE locomotive. In late November, Infraleuna ordered one locomotive, making it launching customer of the type. Delivery of […]

[EU] This is 193 846: the first multi system Vectron for mgw Service

On 17.06.2016, mgw Service and Siemens signed a contract for the delivery of a Vectron multi systeme electric locomotive, to be delivered in October.  The machine, the designated 193 846 with REV […]