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EURO9000 In Belgium


posted on 19th Aug 2022 09:17


In early August 2022, ELP's EURO9000 locomotive (90 80 2019 301-1) arrived in Schaarbeek after doing some testing between Ath and Le Coucou together with SNCB's locomotive 1810. 

The locomotive 301-1, together with its sister 300-3, arrived on 8 January 2021 at the port of Bremen from the Stadler Valencia works, following their journey from the Sagunt port which started on 28 December 2020. The locomotive 301-1 visits Belgium after tests at Wegberg-Wildenrath and in the Netherlands. The second prototype is now on test in Italy. It is expected to have the full homologation for this class by second quarter of 2023.

Stadler will exhibit one of the EURO9000s at InnoTrans - the first one that has been ordered by ELP, so it will have slightly different specifications in comparison with the prototypes. Moreover, the exhibit will be fitted with a hybrid-automatic coupling to show what will be possible in the near future.

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