Siemens has secured the first contract for its new Smartron platform of locomotive.
German freight operator Eisenbahngesellschaft Potsdam (EGP) is the company to submit the opening order for the locomotives – which were launched in March with the slogan “one standard version, one standard contract, one standard price”.
The contract is for three locomotives, to be delivered in early 2019.
EGP CEO Mathias Tenisson said: “In test runs, the locomotive’s technical parameters have proven convincing. It also scored points with its intuitive operation, uncomplicated ordering process and manageable delivery times.”
Siemens Mobility Sabrina Soussan said: “We premiered the Smartron in March. The fact that we’ve just received the first order from EGP shows that we have a compelling concept: The new Smartron offers our customers a powerful and reliable locomotive that is configured for defined operations, making it possible to set a simple purchase process. One standard version, one standard contract, one price – that’s the idea behind the Smartron.”
The Smarton, which is based on the Vectron platform, will be showcased at InnoTrans 2018.