Metrans, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has received the first Vectron MS Locomotive at the Metrans container terminal in Prague, Czech Republic.
The vehicle, HHLA said in a statement, is part of an order ten multi-system locomotives that are being manufactured in the Siemens Mobility factory in Munich-Allach and will be delivered in full by spring 2020.
Metrans will deploy the new Vectron locomotives in transnational freight traffic across Central and Eastern Europe; the addition brings HHLA’s locomotive fleet to almost 100 vehicles.
Martin Horinek, Chief Operation Officer, Metrans, said the company was “
very happy to have received the first of ten Vectron locomotives” and that the flexibility of the locomotives will improve reliability and speed.
Roman Koksal, CEO, Siemens Mobility Czech Republic, also commented:
“We are delighted to be handing over this Vectron locomotive to Metrans exactly on schedule. However, our work does not end with the production and handover of the locomotive. We see the reliability of vehicles in their daily operations as an essential condition for our customers’ satisfaction.”
The new locomotives reach a maximum output of 6.4 MW and a top speed of 160 km/h. They are also set up with a required national train control system as well as the European Train Control System.