Vectron MS certified for the Netherlands.(Siemens)

Munich, 2017-Oct-04

  • Vectron certified in a total of 18 countries
  • Connection to the entire Rhine-Alpine Corridor

The multisystem variant of the Vectron locomotive received certification by the dutch safety authority ILT on September 21, 2017 for operating in the Netherlands. With this authorization, the Vectron now has access to the ports in the Netherlands and has reached an important milestone to serve the entire Rhine-Alpine Corridor with Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland. 121 of the previously sold Vectron locomotives can now be operated in the Netherlands.

Vectron MS certified for the Netherlands

Siemens Vectron MS.(Siemens Press Picture)

To date, 33 customers have chosen the Vectron for their fleets and ordered over 600 locomotives. The 330 Vectron locomotives currently in service have already covered a total distance of 90 million kilometers. With its certification in the Netherlands, the Vectron can now be operated in a total of 18 European countries. The locomotives have previously been certified to operate in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.