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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
11/09/17 09:03

Alpha Trains fleet portfolio extended

The 10th Vectron MS was accepted and handed over to lessee TX Logistik to complete a full package of 10 Multisystem locomotives

Alpha Trains took delivery of the last 2 of a total of 10 new Vectron Multisystem locomotives; numbers 9 and 10 were delivered before the planned deadline and immediately hit the rails for TX Logistik.

In addition to the financing and the project management during the construction phase, Alpha

Trains is also responsible for the complete service and maintenance of the locomotives. The

Vectrons have a maximum power of 6,400 kW and are rated for a top speed of 160 km/h. For

cross-border traffic, the vehicles are equipped with country-specific transaction and train

safety systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS).

The 5 Vectrons already leased to TX Logistik in the spring have extraordinary and striking decals;  appearance of the 4 new locomotives also stands out. Locomotives 7 and 8 take up the superhero motif: 007 and “your daily heroes” pay creative tribute to the profession of train driver. The decals on the Vectrons delivered over the weekend emphasise the principle of sustainability, which plays an important role both at TX Logistik and at the leasing company Alpha Trains.

“The new multisystem locomotives, which represent another clear step forward in the continuing modernization of our rolling stock, provide high operating efficiency. At the same time, with their sensor technology, they contribute to the digitalization of rail freight traffic, because these sensors make it possible to implement the next step in forward-looking maintenance”, argued Mirko Pahl, CEO of TX Logistik AG.

“The collaboration with TX Logistik has proven to be both constructive and fruitful throughout the entire construction phase. We are pleased that we, together with our customers, are able to put state-of-the-art technology on the rails and to build up relationships of trust over the long term”, said Fernando Pérez, managing director of Alpha Trains Locomotives Division.