Austria: Class 1293

Railway companies: ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways

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In January 2017 ÖBB awarded Siemens a framework contract to supply its Rail Cargo Group freight business with up to 100 AC locomotives, 50 AC locomotives with last mile diesel power modules and 50 multi-system locomotives.

The framework included a firm order worth around €120m for an initial tranche of 30 multi-system locomotives to be used by on cross-border services between Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The 6·4 MW 160 km/h locomotives are being supplied from the Siemens plant in München-Allach, and will be equipped with ETCS as well as national control systems.

2018

March 5th

The first of 30 Class 1293 Siemens Vectron locomotives ordered by Austrian Federal Railways was formally unveiled at Wien Praterstern station on March 5.

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Sources: railwaygazette.com

Latest update on the 29th of June 2018 at 23:22

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