New Vectron locomotive of TX Logistik. Photo credit: Alpha Trains

New Vectron fleet TX Logistiks complete and operative

Last week the last two of a total of ten new Vectron Multisystem locomotives were delivered to rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains. The locomotives hit the tracks immediately for German freight operator TX Logistik, which carries out operations throughout Europe.

The Vectrons have a maximum power of 6,400 kilowatt and are able to reach a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour. In addition, the vehicles are equipped with country-specific transaction and train safety systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS), enabling cross-border operations.

Digitalisation of rail freight traffic

“The new multisystem locomotives, which represent another clear step forward in the continuing modernisation of our rolling stock, provide high operating efficiency. At the same time, with their sensor technology, they contribute to the digitalisation of rail freight traffic, because these sensors make it possible to implement the next step in forward-looking maintenance”, said Mirko Pahl, CEO of TX Logistik AG.

Six of the locomotives hit the tracks earlier this year and another two were added last month. All ten locomotives are now in operation for TX Logistiks, while Alpha Trains remains responsible for the servicing and maintenance of the fleet.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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