CD orders 50 Vectrons for 230 km/h

Siemens Vectron for CD. Credit: SiemensSiemens Vectron for CD. Credit: Siemens

Deliveries to start in 2025.

Today, Ceske drahy (CD, Czech Railways) signed a contract with Siemens Mobility for the purchase of fifty Siemens Vectron MS multi-system electric locomotives with a maximum operating speed of 230 km/h. The contract includes fifteen years of service. The locomotives are ready for operation on conventional and high-speed lines; Czech Railways will deploy them on international services to Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

The locomotives will be designated for operating express connections in domestic and international transport on high-speed lines, e.g. Prague–Berlin–Hamburg, Prague–Vienna–Graz, or Prague–Budapest, where track sections with a speed of 200 km/h or more are in operation or are being prepared. The locomotives can be used to push and pull non-traction units.

The locomotives for Czech Railways will be manufactured at the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach and delivered in stages from December 2025. In addition to the standardized European Train Control System (ETCS), they will be equipped with a GSM-R digital radio station and remote diagnostics. The locomotives have a rated traction power of 6,400 kW and a maximum operating speed of 230 km/h. The locomotives will be equipped for operation in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary with the possibility to add packages for operation in other European countries as necessary.


Tagy 230 km/h CD České dráhy Czech Railways Siemens Mobility Siemens Vectron
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