Today Siemens Mobility announced a new framework agreement for the delivery of 100 Vectron MS locomotives to DB Cargo. The contract was signed last month. At these same time, a second order for another 40 machines was placed.
DB Cargo has decided to further expand its Vectron fleet with more multi-system locomotives for cross border operation. DB’s freight division will start receiving the first of these 40 locomotives next month (!). The delivery will be concluded in June next year. According to Siemens, the machines will be configured for cross-border use across several European countries. It is yet to be seen, which ones exactly.
“The Vectron MS is a particularly energy-efficient locomotive that enables cross-border transport without changing locomotives. With it, DB Cargo can provide even better service for its customers on European routes,” – Steffen Bobsien, Head of European Assets & Technology of DB Cargo
. @siemensmobility’s #Vectron continues to convince with #reliability & #efficiency: @DB_Cargo placed an initial call of 40 #locomotives from a contract over 100 we signed last month. Our great team much appreciates the customer’s #trust! https://t.co/aRYcqDjcao pic.twitter.com/nTFNW2Vhed
— Sabrina Soussan (@SabrinaSoussan) January 18, 2019
Together with @DB_Cargo we’ve signed a new framework agreement for the delivery of 100 multisystem #locomotives. Initial call for 40 Vectrons. The locos are planned for cross-border transport in Europe. Learn more: https://t.co/qbTm2d8Hpo pic.twitter.com/TBAgsJLxLt
— Siemens Mobility (@SiemensMobility) January 18, 2019