Artikel Nummer: 44313
30 Class 99 bi-mode Co-Co locomotives ordered
Beacon has signed a landmark contract with Stadler Rail for the provision of 30 bi-mode locomotives for UK to be operated by GB Railfreight. The 6-axle Class 99s can use existing 25kV overhead lines where available combined with its high-power, efficient engine to complete the journey where electrification does not exist.
The introduction of these locomotives, with first in class environmental and performance benefits, supports railfreight in UK, accelerates the modal shift and builds on the strong environmental benefit of this mode of transport, Beacon said. With the new units, the rail leasing company will have over 500 locomotives in operation in Europe. (ben)