40 new locomotives for intermodal transport
Troisdorf, 11 May 2023 – TX Logistik AG is further expanding its fleet of own locomotives for intermodal transport. Together with the Italian railway Ferrovie dello Stato as parent company, a contract for the purchase of 40 modern Vectron locomotives in the MS variant was signed with the rail vehicle manufacturer Siemens Mobility at the transport logistic trade fair. The purchase of 25 additional Vectron locomotives was also agreed as an option, which includes both MS and AC variants.
With the purchase of the new locomotives, TX Logistik wants to create the capacities to continue to grow in international rail freight transport, for which the company is responsible within the Mercitalia-Logistics-Group (Gruppe (Gruppo FS Italiane). To this end, the machines were ordered with various country packages. 20 Vectron will be equipped for the German-Austrian-Italian corridor (D-A-I), 20 will receive the country package for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands (D-A-CH-I-NL).
The first locomotives are to be handed over to TX Logistik from September 2024. Delivery of the last models is then scheduled for December 2025. Maintenance of the locomotives has also been awarded to Siemens Mobility by TX Logistik as part of a full-service contract.
At the same time, the investment in modern equipment is a further step in the consistent implementation of the FS Italiane Group’s business plan. The plan provides for investments of 2.9 billion euros over the next ten years in order to significantly promote the operational and economic development of sustainable logistics assets related to rail freight transport both in Italy and in Europe.
About TX Logistik AG
TX Logistik was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company and maintains an efficient European network with connections in eleven countries. The company has subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden as well as local office in Italy. In its Intermodal and Rail Freight divisions, TX Logistik develops comprehensive rail solutions for continental and maritime traffic as well as tailor-made concepts for conventional freight. With around 650 employees and 8.6 billion tonne kilometres, the company generated annual sales of 253 million euros in 2021. Since January 2017, TX Logistik has been wholly owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.
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