Siemens’ Vectron electric locomotives have received approval to operate on the Scandinavian Corridor, which connects Austria and Norway via Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The permit makes it possible to pass freight and passenger trains along the routes passing through the corridor without changing locomotives. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to zdmira.


The first user of the certified locomotives was the Swedish operator Snälltåget, which leased three machines from European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) for passenger operations in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Austria. The electric locomotives are equipped with Siemens-developed Trainguard 100/200/300 on-board units, which implement the functions of the European train control system ETCS and allow locomotives to follow the railway bridge and tunnel crossing over the Øresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden.

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