- Locomotives News
- 28. February 2022
- Press Release | Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains’ diverse locomotive fleet continues to grow
Framework agreement signed for the purchase of additional Siemens Vectron locomotives
- Alpha Trains’ locomotive fleet continues to grow to more than 440 assets
- Framework agreement signed with Siemens Mobility for Vectron locomotives
- Incorporation of first Vectron AC and Dual Mode locomotives
Luxembourg/Antwerp, 28th February 2022 - In 2022, the Alpha Trains locomotive fleet will continue to show considerable growth. With more than 440 locomotives from a wide range of manufacturers, series and homologations covering a total of 22 European countries, the Luxembourg-based lessor offers its customers one of the largest and most diverse fleets in the leasing market.
In 2022, the Alpha Trains locomotive fleet will continue to show considerable growth. With more than 430 locomotives from a wide range of manufacturers, series and homologations covering a total of 22 European countries, the Luxembourg-based lessor offers its customers one of the largest and most diverse fleets in the leasing market.
The Siemens Vectron locomotives have been part of the Alpha Trains portfolio for over 5 years. The number of vehicles has increased to more than 50 and continues to grow: Recently, the Luxembourg-based lessor signed a framework agreement with Siemens for the purchase of further Vectron locomotives. The different country configurations of the locomotives will permit reaching customers in 18 different European countries from Central - Eastern Europe to the Northern part of Europe.
Under this framework agreement, Alpha Trains has already ordered Vectron AC as well as Vectron Dual Mode locomotives and thus has completed its portfolio of Vectron locomotives: In addition to the Vectron MS locomotives, which have a maximum power of 6.4 megawatts and a top speed of 200 km/h, Alpha Train is now equally able to offer its customers Vectron AC locomotives that can reach Scandinavia and the Vectron Dual Mode locomotive designed for freight operations in Germany using 15 kV AC lines. Under electric traction, the locomotive has a maximum power of 2 MW and under diesel traction, the locomotive has a power output of 2,400 kW.
“We are delighted to have entered into a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility and to continue incorporating additional Vectron locomotives in the near future. This will enable us to expand our footprint in Eastern and Northern Europe while targeting a new market segment in Germany with the environmentally friendly Vectron Dual Mode locomotives,” said Fernando Pérez, Managing Director of the Locomotives Division of Alpha Trains.
About Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains is the leading rolling stock lessor in Europe. A total of 130 employees from 17 countries work in offices in Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne, Madrid, Paris and Warsaw. Alpha Trains owns more than 900 locomotives and passenger trains and offers tailor-made leasing solutions, comprehensive know-how in maintenance and vehicle repairs as well as long-term experience in the financing of new-build projects. Alpha Trains’ fleets are in use at many public and private operators in 22 European countries. Alpha Trains’ shareholders are APG, Arcus European Trains, PGGM and Swiss Life.
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