Siemens Mobility has reached an impressive milestone – the sale of its 1000th Vectron is now a fact. The Anniversary locomotive is part of the now officially confirmed additional order placed by the Danish State Railways (DSB).
We’ve been waiting for this to happen for some time now, and now it is official: Siemens has officially sold more than 1000 Vectron locomotives. The news follows after the confirmation of a third batch for the Danish state railways DSB (26 in 2018, 8 in 2019 and now another 8), a purchase that had been given a green light by the Danish government back in mid-2018.
The first 26 locomotives are needed to replace the aging fleet of EA electrics and ME diesel locomotives. The Vectrons will operate double-deck trains (Bombardier Twindexx coaches) and regional services in the Sjælland area. The remaining 16 locomotives from the 2019/2020 orders are needed to ‘sandwich’ the new international passenger trains connecting Denmark and Germany.
Back to Siemens. It has sold now a total of 1,003 Vectrons to 49 different customers:
- The first Vectron was delivered in 2012;
- In operation in 16 different countries;
- Authorized for 19: AT, BE, BG, HR, CZ, FI, DE, HU, IT, NL, NO, PL, RO, RS, SK, SI, SE, CH, TR;
- 300+ million fleet kilometers;
- All locomotives built in Munich-Allach.
Note that Siemens does not count its Smartron sales, nor are Vectron Diesel / Dual Mode included. It is purely about Vectron electrics in the three DC/AC/MS versions.
It’s official: the 1000th Vectron is sold! We are happy that our customers trust the #locomotive that is creating corridors across Europe. Upload your favorite #Vectron pic and use #Vectron1000 for us to see ?
Can we make it to 1000 Vectron pics?https://t.co/9JrT7z4hNx pic.twitter.com/AtTAmBDsJN
— Siemens Mobility (@SiemensMobility) May 4, 2020
Want to know more? On the Siemens Vectron Data page, Railcolor records all known versions and customers: