posted on 30th Nov 2023 14:05
On 30 November 2023, European Locomotive Leasing Group, based in Wien and München, and Siemens Mobility signed a framework agreement for the delivery of up to 200 further Vectron locomotives. They will be provided in various voltage variants for use in both passenger and freight service. Sixty locomotives were initially ordered and will be delivered successively beginning in 2025.
This fourth framework agreement between ELL and Siemens Mobility further reinforces their long-standing partnership. By 2027, ELL will have at least 301 Vectrons in service and thus operate Europe’s largest Vectron fleet.
“For ELL, this agreement is a milestone in the company’s development. Our goal is to expand our market leadership in the areas of customer friendliness, reliability, and efficiency. We are convinced of the future of rail. ELL is pursuing a consistent zero-emissions strategy. Our most important assets are our focused fleet policy and a comprehensive service network at more than 30 locations throughout Europe. The development partnership with Siemens and the concentration on a standardized locomotive type are an important building block for us to successfully prevail in this market,” said Christian Kern, CEO European Locomotive Leasing Group.
In the framework agreement, ELL secures the procurement of a wide range of multi-system locomotives, including the Vectron Dual Mode. By ordering optional packages, ELL can precisely equip the locomotives to meet specific requirements and applications, and for service in special areas. It was also agreed that Siemens Mobility will actively support ELL in further strengthening its competence regarding vehicle operation, maintenance, and servicing.
Since its first delivery in 2012, more than 2,200 locomotives from the Vectron family have been sold to 95 customers and the fleet has covered a total of over 850 million km. The locomotives are currently approved for operation in 20 European countries. The Vectron and its variously equipped variants are built in the Siemens Mobility plant in München.