New orders of the new locomotives generation developed by Stadler


Stadler Valencia, the French rail freight operator VFLI and the leasing company Alpha Trains announced last June the signing of the purchase contracts for the first 12 EURO4001 diesel-electric locomotives and the prototype of the EURODUAL bi-mode locomotive. Both models are part of the new generation of six-axle locomotives developed by Stadler Valencia for the European market. The 13 new locomotives will be used by VFLI in rail freight transport services in France and Belgium.

This order is added to the 10 EURODUAL locomotives ordered by the German operator HVLE that is launched in InnoTrans. The powerful locomotives are to be used in freight transport services in Germany combining both operating modes: electric and diesel. They can run on electrified lines rated at 7,000 kW, but they are also powered by a CAT C175-16, IIIB engine rated at 2,800 kW to run on non-electrified lines.

The EURODUAL is the technological response of Stadler to the challenges posed by cross-border corridors. With its avant-garde technology, it covers every need in an efficient and reliable way offering rail operators numerous economic and ecological benefits.