Vossloh España has been awarded two new orders from operators in the United Kingdom and Italy for its EUROLIGHT family locomotives.
Vossloh España will deliver another seven UKLIGHT locomotives to the British operator Direct Rail Services (DRS) via Beacon Rail Leasing Limited. These vehicles will be used for both, passenger and freight services. This locomotive – named Class 68 in the United Kingdom – is based on Vossloh’s EUROLIGHT platform and has been adapted to UK gauge and British regulations. “This third contract will bring DRS’ fleet of UKLIGHT locomotives to 32 units as it impressively proves the high trust of DRS and Beacon Rail Leasing into Vossloh” said Iñigo Parra, CEO Vossloh España. The first 15 vehicles already went into passenger and freight services a year ago. The 10 locomotives of the second order will be delivered in the coming months. “The acquisition of the locomotives allows us to continue to grow and to support the needs of our customer and the UK rail market”, said Ted Gaffney, CEO of Beacon Rail Leasing.
Furthermore, Vossloh España will supply one EUROLIGHT locomotive to the Italian rail operator Dinazzano Po to be used in freight services. This is the first locomotive contract awarded to the Valencia based company from Italy.
Designed and manufactured by Vossloh España in Albuixech (Valencia), the EUROLIGHT is a high-power 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive, with AC/AC transmission and low axle load. It fully complies with all European standards regarding safety, emissions and environmental protection. Characterised by its high traction power and light weight it offers excellent flexibility to rail operators since the units can be operated on main lines as well as on secondary lines.