On 3 June 2020, locomotives 193 289 and 193 294 underwent the approval runs required for the issuance of a permit to operate in Hungary. The other of the ten Vectrons, which ČD hires from ELL, have completed this already before leased to ČD in late 2017.
Under a transaction signed in February 2020 and now approved by the relevant antitrust authorities, VTG Rail Logistics GmbH has acquired a majority stake in Slovakian railway operator Carbo Rail. With immediate effect, the Hamburg-based group has thus taken full charge of Carbo Rail’s strategic development and operational management.
On 29 May 2020 Knorr-Bremse of Mödling and ELL Austria of Wien have concluded a framework contract for the maintenance of locomotive braking systems and the main switches of ELL Vectrons.