posted on 17th May 2023 11:55
On 17 May 2023 Alpha Trains announced that it will lease brand-new Vectron AC locomotives to Green Cargo, the biggest freight operator in Sweden. Both companies signed a long-term lease agreement for five locomotives for the Scandinavian corridor. These Vectrons are new to the market and Green Cargo is one of the first lessees. The 200 km/h locomotives are homologated for operation in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
With these new Vectrons, Green Cargo modernises its fleet and continues to develop its international traffic from Malmö in the south of Sweden through Denmark to Germany, in order to better serve its customers. All Vectrons are equipped with ETCS, which will give Green Cargo much flexibility as Sweden gradually moves towards ETCS in the coming years. The locomotives will be delivered in 2023.
This lease agreement marks the first Vectron under Full-Service lease for Alpha Trains in Scandinavia. The latter company has contracted Siemens Mobility in Sweden to perform Full-Service, which will be carried out at the newly opened Rail Service Center in Malmö and the turnaround point in Maschen.