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September 5, 2013

AWT to expand fleet with three high-power Siemens’ locomotives

European rail freight service provider AWT is set to expand its rolling stock fleet at the end 2013 with three high-power locomotives produced by Siemens.

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Eurosprinter locomotive

European rail freight service provider AWT is set to expand its rolling stock fleet at the end 2013 with three high-power locomotives produced by Siemens.

AWT concluded the contract to receive respective interoperable ES64U4-type locomotives known as Taurus in August 2013.

Equipped with LZB/PZB and MIREL national train signaling control systems, the locomotives will be capable of operating on the rail networks of the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary, with authorisation procedures completed.

The scope of train signaling control systems and authorisation is expected to be increased to expand into other countries.

The locomotives are part of the Eurosprinter product group.

Eurosprinter locomotives can reach maximum speed of 230kmph, and can be used for hauling the heavy freight trains.

The contract marks AWT’s first step towards the wider modernisation of its locomotive fleet, according to the company.


Image: AWT announced the addition of an electric Eurosprinter’locomotive type ES64F4 to its fleet in October 2012. Photo: AWT.

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