posted on 2nd Mar 2021 12:57
DB Cargo Polska has signed a contract with Siemens Mobility for purchasing four Vectron MS locomotives, as the operator announced on 1 March 2021.
Delivery of all new locomotives is planned for the fourth quarter of 2021. They will be equipped with the ETCS onboard units and, given specification requirements of the customer, will be homologated for Poland and the Czech Republic only (version A50), but can be quickly equipped with additional approvals for work in other countries, like Slovakia or Hungary.
The purchase of the locomotives will be co-financed from the Polish intermodal transport support program offered through POIiŚ 2014 - 2020 (Program Operacyjny Infrastruktura i Środowisko - Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment), which enables to cover 50 % of the eligible costs from the EU Cohesion Fund. DB Cargo Polska has approved this support also for batch of 70 80foot and 21 90foot container wagons.
In 2012, DB Cargo Poland has purchased 23 Vectron DC locomotives built in 2013 - 2014. At that time it was one of the first orders for new Siemens locomotives.