European leasing company, Alpha Trains has signed a contract for the purchase of 12 EURO9000 locomotives from Stadler Rail.
This is the first order of this latest generation of six-axle hybrid multi-system locomotives by Alpha Trains. Scheduled for delivery in 2025 and 2026, the state-of-the-art locomotives will be built at Stadler's factory in Valencia, Spain.
The project is funded with a total of 15 million Euros by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) as part of the BMDV's rail funding guideline.
The multisystem electric EURO9000 locomotives are also equipped with diesel power units enabling rail freight operations on AC and DC electrified lines and on non-electrified track sections.
With their advanced traction capabilities and their high-performance, they are ideal for a wide range of freight services and perfectly complement Alpha Trains’ large and diverse portfolio. By investing in efficient and innovative alternative propulsion vehicles, Alpha Trains is helping to reduce diesel consumption and thus improves the sustainability of rail freight.
Fernando Pérez, CEO of Alpha Trains Group said: "The purchase of the EURO9000 demonstrates our company's position as a key player in the industry, and it reflects our commitment to providing leasing solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers.
“The exceptional power and efficiency of the EURO9000 locomotives is perfectly in line with our goal to promote sustainable and reliable transport solutions.”
Alpha Trains has a fleet of 121 Stadler locomotives and 162 Stadler multiple-unit passenger trains and this new deal continues the partnership between Stadler and Alpha Trains.
"This new order reinforces our long-standing collaboration with Alpha Trains to offer the market locomotives that support the modal shift from road to rail by increasing the competitiveness of rail freight transport with sustainable, efficient and economically profitable solutions. The EURO9000 locomotive is the latest example," said Iñigo Parra CEO of Stadler Valencia.
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