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DB signs framework contract for 100 Siemens Vectron locomotives

GERMAN freight operator DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens for the delivery of 100 Vectron locomotives. The first call is for 60 multisystem electric locomotives, with delivery beginning at the end of 2017, and an option for 40 more. The locomotives will operate on the Rhine – Alpine corridor from Germany, through Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands.

The Vectrons will also operate in Belgium from 2020.

The 6.4 MW locomotives have a top speed of 160km/h and will be equipped with ETCS.

Assembly will take place at Siemens’ plant in Munich-Allach.

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