GREEN CARGO LEASES FIVE BRAND-NEW SIEMENS VECTRON FOR THE SCANDINAVIAN CORRIDOR
Alpha Trains has announced its support of the Scandinavian freight market with brand-new Siemens Vectron AC locomotives.
Green Cargo, the biggest freight operator in Sweden, has signed a long-term lease agreement for five Vectron locomotives for the Scandinavian corridor. These Vectrons are new to the market and Green Cargo is one of the first lessees. The locomotives are homologated for operation in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, and can operate at a speed of up to 200 km/h.
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 and back, 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 Siemens Vectron under a Full-Service lease for Alpha Trains in Scandinavia. Alpha Trains has contracted Siemens Mobility in Sweden to perform Full-Service on the Vectron locomotives. The services for the locomotives will be carried out at the newly opened Rail Service Center in Malmö and the turnaround point in Maschen.
The partnership between Alpha Trains and Siemens Mobility/Sweden guarantees a high-quality level of maintenance with a focus on efficiency to maximize the usage of the locomotives and reduce operating costs.