The locomotives will be built at Siemens’ factory in Allach, Munich, with deliveries scheduled to run from the end of 2019 until spring 2020. The locomotives will be used on cross-border freight service in central and eastern Europe.

The locomotives for Metrans have a maximum output of 6.4MW and a maximum speed of 160km/h, and are equipped with the required national train control systems and ETCS. The locomotives will be authorised to operate in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, with optional future upgrades for Bulgaria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

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