Alpha Trains’ fleet portfolio extended 10th Vectron MS accepted and handed over to lessee
Cologne/Troisdorf, 5 September 2017 – Last weekend Alpha Trains took delivery of the last two of a total of ten new Vectron Multisystem locomotives. Locomotives nine and ten were delivered before the planned deadline and immediately hit the rails for TX Logistik.
In addition to the financing and the project management during the construction phase, Alpha Trains is also responsible for the complete service and maintenance of the locomotives. The Vectrons have a maximum power of 6,400 kW and are rated for a top speed of 160 km/h. For cross-border traffic, the vehicles are equipped with country-specific transaction and train safety systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS).
The six Vectrons already leased to TX Logistik in the spring have extraordinary and striking decals. The appearance of the four new locomotives also stands out. Locomotives seven and eight take up the superhero motif: 007 and “your daily heroes” pay creative tribute to the profession of train driver. The decals on the Vectrons delivered over the weekend emphasise the principle of sustainability, which plays an important role both at TX Logistik and at the leasing company Alpha Trains.
“The new multisystem locomotives, which represent another clear step forward in the continuing modernization of our rolling stock, provide high operating efficiency. At the same time, with their sensor technology, they contribute to the digitalization of rail freight traffic, because these sensors make it possible to implement the next step in forward-looking maintenance”, says Mirko Pahl, CEO of TX Logistik AG.
“The collaboration with TX Logistik has proven to be both constructive and fruitful throughout the entire construction phase. We are pleased that we, together with our customers, are able to put state-of-the-art technology on the rails and to build up relationships of trust over the long term”, says Fernando Pérez, managing director of Alpha Trains Locomotives Division.
About Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains is the leading rolling stock lessor in Continental Europe. Around 100 employees from 11 countries work in offices in Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne and Madrid.
Alpha Trains owns 435 passenger trains and 377 locomotives and offers tailor-made leasing solutions, comprehensive know-how in maintenance and vehicle repairs as well as long-term experience in the financing of new build projects. Alpha Trains’ fleets are in use by many public and private operators in 13 European countries. Alpha Trains’ shareholders are Arcus Infrastructure Fund, AMP Capital and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investment).
About TX Logistik AG
TX Logistik was founded in 1999 as a private railway company and has an efficient European network. With around 500 employees, the company generated annual sales of 250 million euros in 2017. 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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