EUROPE: Leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe announced an order for further 25 Siemens Vectron locomotives on May 8.
The order includes 10 multisystem 6·4 MW locomotives suitable for operation ‘across Europe from the Netherlands to southeast Europe’ which will be delivered at the end of 2018, as well as 10 Vectron MS locomotives for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor to be delivered in the second half of 2019. The remaining five will be 5·2 MW DC-only locomotives to operate exclusively in Italy which are scheduled to be delivered from March 2019.
The latest order will take MRCE’s Vectron fleet to 136 locomotives. Siemens has now sold more than 700 Vectrons to 37 customers in 15 countries, and the type is currently authorised to operate in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.