[AT / Expert] WLC orders four new electrics

Today Siemens announced two new orders; Firstly, the Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo (WLC), a subsidiary of Wiener Stadtwerke, has ordered four universal locomotives to serve the important East-West axis from Hamburg to Budapest; the locomotives for WLC will be manufactured in Munich and also at the Technical Service facility of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) Linz.

WLC is an important private provider of non-stop transport on Austria’s East-West axis. The first Siemens locomotives have been in service on behalf of this company since 2002. The new locomotives will run on lines in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. The contract which has recently been concluded also covers the maintenance and servicing of the locomotives. – Siemens

Railcolor: We are talking about four additional ES 64 U4 / 1216 units here; 1216 950 will get company. Siemens has those machines in stock. Four will be selected now and get their customer-specific modifications.