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Eurosprinter completes tunnel load trials

14 Aug 2008

DENMARK: A Siemens ES64F4 multi-system locomotive has completed trials in the Storebælt tunnel to establish the maximum trailing load which can be hauled in Denmark.

Four tests were performed, demonstrating that the locomotive was able to start a train of 36 wagons with a total weight of 2 011 tonnes.

The ability to use the 8 km twin-bore tunnel is critical to obtaining certification to operate in Denmark, and the trials were the third occasion on which Siemens has tested a locomotive from Eurosprinter family on the route.