posted on 3rd May 2023 09:49
On 3 May 2023 Alpha Trains announced its partnership with Low Cost Rail od Spain and Stadler Valencia for the purchase and lease of three EURO6000 electric locomotives. The new assets represent an important investment in transport solutions for the Spanish freight market. The delivery is planned for late 2024 and early 2025.
Low Cost Rail (LCR) is a fully independent Spanish railway operator since 2017, with a fleet of over 25 locomotives all over Spain. It provides traction and all types of freight services on the entire Spanish network with Iberian gauge. The EURO6000s will enable LCR to operate longer and heavier trains in single traction.
Low Cost Rail received funding for this purchase from the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) as part of the Programme to Support Sustainable and Digital Transport (PATSYD) in the frame of the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resiliency (PRTR) financed by the Next Generation European Funds.