The Spanish Division of Stadler and German rail freight operator Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) have announced a purchase agreement for the supply of ten six-axle EURODUAL locomotives in German configuration and a corresponding full service maintenance agreement.
The powerful locomotives will be used in freight transport services in the German network combining both 15kV AC and 25 kV AC electric and diesel operating modes.
HVLE becomes the launch customer of the new generation of six-axle bi-mode locomotives developed by Stadler for the European market who is currently supplying four-axle bi-mode locomotives Class 88 to British operator Direct Rail Services.
Stadler’s EURODUAL is a bi-mode locomotive with impressive performance, both in diesel and in electrical mode, available in different configurations, gauges and overhead voltages. The modular platform also offers a wide range of different power in diesel mode to adequately meet individual customers’ needs. The versatile locomotive platform is designed for freight and passenger mainline applications, at speeds of up to 160 km/h, on electrified and non-electrified lines.