CD Cargo orders Vectron locomotives from Siemens

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A Simens Vectron locomotive. Credit: CD Cargo.
A Simens Vectron locomotive. Credit: CD Cargo.

CD Cargo has signed a deal with Siemens to buy three Vectron locomotives.

Each locomotive costs CZK 100 million (Approximately €3.7 million) and should be delivered by the start of 2018.

On April 25, the state-owned railway operator’s supervisory board approved the purchase, which was the last step enabling chairman Ivan Bednárik to sign the contract.

Bednárik said they had not experienced any technical problems with the existing fleet and welcomed the new locomotives, which will be used between Brno and Rostock.

Roman Kokšal, Siemens Czech Republic’s director of mobility, said: “We are very pleased that one of the most important players in the Central European rail freight market has expanded its Vectron fleet, which will soon include eight vehicles.

“We believe that our business cooperation will not end and Vectron locomotives will appear on Czech railways more and more often.”

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