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Vectron locomotives for PKP CARGO on trials in Munich

siemensThe first three of 15 new Vectron locomotives for PKP CARGO have passed acceptance tests in Munich. In September, PKP Cargo signed a PLN 315 million contract with Siemens.

The tests of new Vectrons were conducted between 15 and 17 December in Munich. The locomotives passed a number of trials and tests, both stationary and dynamic. Verification was conducted for all sub-assemblies and operation under all power supply systems, installation of subassemblies and functioning, as well as acceptance documentation of the vehicle, including quality certificates, proper factory certificates and reports issued for particular subassemblies.

In January, the  locomotives will go to Poland for final acceptances to be conducted.

“The tests of Vectrons were very successful. Thanks to that, we are sure that we will receive a premium product. The first locomotives by will come to Poland in January” – says Krzysztof Chwaja, Director of the Rolling Stock and Technical Support Office in PKP CARGO.

The first three of 15 new machines will appear in the rolling stock fleet of PKP CARGO at the end of January 2016, and three subsequent ones – a month later. The last vehicles (with homologation for seven EU countries) will be delivered at the end of H1 2017.

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