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Siemens Mobility has announced that it has received an order from Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ) for 10 Smartron locomotives – a preconfigured locomotive that combines all of the advantages of a standard product with the proven platform technology of Siemens’ Vectron locomotives.
CEO of Siemens Mobility, Sabrina Soussan, said: “The Smartron locomotive offers our customers a powerful and reliable product that has been standardised to ensure a simple purchase process and fast delivery. With this order, BDŽ is investing in a locomotive fleet that provides cost-effective service with high operational reliability.”
The locomotives that have been ordered by BDŽ are intended for passenger service across Bulgaria, with the delivery of the 10 units scheduled for February to May 2021. BDŽ is the third Smartron customer from Bulgaria.
The Smartron locomotive is available in the countries of Bulgaria, Germany and Romania, and is based on the proven components of Siemens’ Vectron locomotive, which has already demonstrated its reliability in over 300 million kilometers of service.
The Smartron operates on a 1,435mm gauge and weighs approximately 83 tonnes, and the trainset designated for Bulgaria will operate on a 25-kV AC power system. The locomotives will be delivered in their standard color – Capri Blue – and will be foiled and branded after delivery in Bulgaria in accordance to the design schematics of BDŽ.
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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