31 May '17, 11am

#Vectron #broadgauge #locomotive for @VRuutiset received authorization in #Finland

#Vectron #broadgauge #locomotive for @VRuutiset received authorization in #Finland

First Vectron broad-gauge locomotives received authorization in Finland Munich, 2017-May-31 Eight of total 80 locomotives immediately enter service All locomotives to be delivered by 2026 Contract includes option for further 97 locomotives The Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotive for the Finnish railway company VR Group has been authorized for operation in Finland by Trafi, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency. The first eight Vectrons will immediately enter commercial service today. Today, the first commercial operation will start from the City of Tampere and end at the Vuosaari harbor in Helsinki. Siemens will be delivering a total of 80 locomotives to the VR Group. This is the first order for a broad-gauge configuration and at the same time the biggest single order for the Vectron to date. All locomotives are to be delivered by the end of 2026. For testing and cer...

Full article: http://www.siemens.com/press/en/pressrelease/2017/mobilit...

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