posted on 14th Apr 2023 15:24
The Vectron has received official approval for operating along the Scandinavian Corridor (AT - DE - DK - SE - NO). This enables both freight and passenger trains to run along the entire corridor without changing locomotives. The first to take advantage of this is the Swedish rail operator Snälltåget, which has leased three Vectron locomotives from ELL for cross-border passenger service in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Austria. The Vectron is the first locomotive equipped with the ETCS allowing to operate across the 16 km long Öresund link (bridge and tunnel) between Sweden and Denmark. Fitted is the Siemens’s Trainguard 100/200/300 ETCS on-board unit.
To date, Siemens Mobility has sold more than 1,700 Vectrons to 63 customers in 16 countries, and the fleet has already accumulated over 700 million km in service. Locomotives using the Vectron platform are currently approved for operation in 20 European countries.