CD Cargo is set to expand its fleet of locomotives with the purchase of three additional Vectron trains from Siemens.

Each vehicle is worth an estimated CZK100m ($4.06m) and will be equipped with the modern European Train Control System (ETCS). The three trains are expected to be delivered either later this year or in 2018.

CD Cargo board of directors chairman Ivan Bednárik said: “Locomotives will be used mainly for intermodal trains, not only with containers, but also with road semi-trailers.

“In June, we plan to deploy Vectron on an already running train with semi-trailers between Brno and Rostock, new locomotives could be found in Braunschweig, Koper, and certainly in Austria.”

Siemens’ Vectron features a range of modular vehicles, from pure AC and DC trains up to a four-system MS variants.

"We are 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."

The wide range of options allows customisation according to the needs of the individual operator.

Siemens Czech Republic mobility director Roman Kokšal said: “The decision of CD Cargo to use the option for the three Siemens Vectron locomotives is perceived as an expression of customer satisfaction with the already delivered locomotives from last year.

“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.”


Image: Vectron locomotive. Photo: Copyright © CD Cargo.