posted on 12th Aug 2021 20:05
On 12 August 2021, ČD announced that the ten Vectrons leased from ELL had already reached a mileage of approximately 10 million kilometres. They are mainly used on the „Berliner“ Praha - Berlin - Hamburg - Kiel services, but also haul „Hungaria“ to Budapest.
The daily run of one Vectron from ELL in ČD service is almost 1,000 km. Five of the locomotives have already surpassed the 1 million km mark and the other half are within reach of this magic threshold. The highest mileage at present was achieved by 193 298, which had already covered 1,074,853 km as of 10 August 2021.
Vectrons are the most reliable locomotives in ČD's operation. Their average availability for the ten-strong fleet, based on the number of hours in a given month and the number of hours the machines are out of service due to faults, is 99.24 %.
Moreover, ČD also plans to acquire new electric locomotives directly into its ownership, therefore it has announced two tenders for the delivery of up to 90 locomotives with a top speed of 200 km/h and up to 50 locomotives with a top speed of 230 km/h. The latter are to be used to haul 20 Viaggio Comfort nine-car non-traction units, ordered in April 2021.