First order for Siemens new locomotive concept

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Photo: Siemens.
Photo: Siemens.

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.”


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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.


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  1. This new Siemens Smartron locomotive could be ideal for freight duties in the UK including on busier freight routes that these locomotives can operate on AC 25kv Overhead, DC 750v 3rd Rail and on Diesel mode or battery power. And to replace some of the older freight locomotives. And possibly to be given a classified number like Class 9x or Class 8x.

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