The agreement covers a major overhaul of the locomotives, with a predefined basic scope of diagnosing improvements to increase reliability, reducing operating costs and optimising downtime, as well as potentially performing necessary upgrades. In addition, the deal includes options for variant-specific components and for use of Voith’s L4r4 turbo transmissions.

“This is the first step towards a long-term partnership between Voith and Lineas,” says Mr Vincent Delfosse, asset maintenance manager at Lineas. “Thanks to Voith, we have the support of a strong and reliable service partner with extensive experience in diesel locomotive technology that can provide us with qualitative maintenance services tailored to our needs.”