Vectron MS certified for the Netherlands

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The multisystem variant of the Vectron locomotive received certification by the dutch safety authority ILT on September 21, 2017 for operating in the Netherlands.

With this authorization, the Vectron now has access to the ports in the Netherlands and has reached an important milestone to serve the entire Rhine-Alpine Corridor with Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland. 121 of the previously sold Vectron locomotives can now be operated in the Netherlands.

To date, 33 customers have chosen the Vectron for their fleets and ordered over 600 locomotives. The 330 Vectron locomotives currently in service have already covered a total distance of 90 million kilometers. With its certification in the Netherlands, the Vectron can now be operated in a total of 18 European countries. The locomotives have previously been certified to operate in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.

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