July 21, 2016

Hector Rail orders Siemens Vectron locomotives

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HECTOR Rail, a Swedish open access operator, has signed an agreement with Siemens for the delivery of five new electric Vectron locomotives with an option for 15 more, which is valid until 2021.

Three of the locomotives, that are yet to be built, will be equipped with a “last mile” diesel engine allowing them to shunt in and out of unelectrified terminals without needing a shunting locomotive. The three locomotives will also be equipped with ETCS and will be delivered in 2017.

Two of the locomotives are already built, but without the “last mile” function and are only equipped with conventional safety systems, and will be delivered this year.

The four-axle Vectron weighs 90 tonnes, has a maximum speed of 200km/h, and an installed power of 6.4MW.

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