On August 31, 2022, Akiem announced that it had ordered a total of 65 Vectron AC and Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Mobility. This is the second order after an order for 20 Vectron MS locomotives at the end of last year, which was Akiem’s ​​very first order for this locomotive family under a framework agreement signed in August 2021, informs Railway Supply magazine, citing Railvolution.

Vectron locomotive
Picture: Akiem

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The first new locomotives of this second batch should be delivered in mid-2024. They will have a maximum power of 6400 kW and can reach a top speed of 200 or 230 km/h. Fabien Rochefort, CEO of Akiem Group, said:

We are excited to increase our Vectron fleet. We look forward to offering passenger and freight operators across Europe the fleet they need in a sustainable and reliable service.

This is also the second order for the 230 km/h Vectron overall after an order from ČD in March 2022. To date, Siemens Mobility has sold more than 1,500 Vectrons to 62 customers in 16 countries, and the fleet has covered over 600 million km.

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