HomeBusinessDB Cargo to buy up to 400 Vectron dual-mode locomotives from Siemens...

DB Cargo to buy up to 400 Vectron dual-mode locomotives from Siemens Mobility


DB Cargo in Germany has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework agreement for the supply of 400 Vectron dual-mode locomotives in a deal worth well over one billion Euros.

The freight operator is renewing its fleet of shunting and mainline locomotives. The Vectron Dual Mode locomotives, which can be operated under both with diesel and electric power, will be delivered with specific modifications to suit the range of applications planned by DB Cargo.

The first call-off under this contract will be for 100 Class 248 locomotives with delivery starting in 2023.

Albrecht Neumann, Siemens Mobility.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO of rolling stock at Siemens Mobility, said: “With the Vectron Dual Mode, DB Cargo is investing in future-proof, sustainable and economical rail freight transport.

“As an alternative to conventional diesel locomotives, the Vectron Dual Mode offers the best of two worlds: It operates purely in electric mode on electrified sections of the route to save fuel and reduce maintenance costs.

“And it can be switched to diesel operation on stretches without overhead lines, eliminating the need to change locomotives.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Rail engineers strike gold in sustainability school

Multidisciplinary engineering business Dyer & Butler has earned Gold level status from the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). This is the highest level of membership...

Tunnel operation takes flight with help from a helicopter

Essential work on a tunnel in the Peak District got some help from high places. Helicopters helped airlift construction materials into position as part of...

Island Line to re-open this autumn

South Western Railway has said that the Island Line is set to reopen on 1 November. The upgraded line’s reopening is subject to a final...
- Advertisement -

More news

Rail review author calls for rail fares reform

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan For Rail white paper, has urged for fares reform – arguing there has never been a better...

Iconic arrows get a dash of green ahead of environmental summit

The famous National Rail double arrow has turned several shades of green ahead of the COP26 UN climate summit, which takes place in November. The...

Digital signalling for East Coast main line tested on Thameslink

A test of the digital in-cab signalling system ECTS level 2 (European Train Control System) has been carried out successfully using a Govia Thameslink...