Siemens Mobility and FS Italiane Group, together with its subsidiary TX Logistik AG, have signed a contract at the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich for the delivery of 40 Vectron locomotives. The order includes full-service maintenance for 15 years plus an optional extension of service to the next respective revision. The parties also agreed on an option for ordering 25 additional locomotives. The locomotives will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach and are planned to haul freight along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor. The total order volume is around €300 million.
“We are especially pleased that we can now also count TX Logistik AG among our customers. With the Vectron, we are delivering a state-of-the-art, digitally networked locomotive that makes it possible to operate through five different countries stretching from the Rhine River to the Alps. Railigent X applications, part of the open, digital Siemens Xcelerator business platform, will enable condition-based, predictive maintenance of the Vectron fleet to secure its optimal reliability and availability,” said Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
The locomotives ordered by TX Logistik will have a top speed of 160 km/h and be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) as well as the national train control systems for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Italy. Maintenance of the Vectrons will be handled in the Railcover workshop network located along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor.
To date, Siemens Mobility has sold more than 1,700 Vectron locomotives to 63 customers in 16 countries. The fleet has so far accumulated more than 700 million kilometers of service mileage. Locomotives based on the Vectron platform are approved for operation in 20 European countries.