Siemens Mobility has received an order to supply 40 Vectron freight electric locomotives to TX Logistik, a subsidiary of the Italian state railway holding company Ferrovie dello Stato, according to the railway magazine Railway Supply, citing  Siemens Mobility.

The contract value is approximately €300 million. The deal includes full technical servicing for 15 years with the possibility of extension, as well as an option to purchase an additional 25 locomotives.

The electric locomotives, developed by Siemens Mobility, will be produced at their factory in Munich and have a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

They will be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) and national train control systems, allowing them to be used in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Italy.

The main application for these locomotives will be freight transportation along the Rhine-Alpine corridor.

The technical servicing of the electric locomotives will be carried out at the Railcover workshops located along this corridor.

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