The first call is for 60 multisystem electric locomotives, with delivery beginning at the end of 2017, and an option for 40 more.

The locomotives will operate on the Rhine - Alpine corridor from Germany, through Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. The Vectrons will also operate in Belgium from 2020.

The 6.4 MW locomotives have a top speed of 160km/h and will be equipped with ETCS. Assembly will take place at Siemens’ plant in Munich-Allach.