Metrans, a.s., a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has ordered ten Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Mobility Czech Republic. The locomotives will be built at Siemens Mobility’s factory in Munich-Allach, and deliveries are scheduled from the end of 2019 until spring 2020. The locomotives will be operated in cross-border freight service in Central and Eastern European countries. The locomotives for Metrans have a maximum output of 6.4 megawatts and a top speed of 160 km/h, and are equipped with the required national train control systems as well as the European Train Control System (ETCS). The locomotives are certified to operate in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. "It is our pleasure to expand the Metrans vehicle fleet by ten multisystem Vectron locomotives from Siemens Mobility. This underlines our ambition to continue growing along the transport streams of the future. The acquisition of additional locomotives will help us to be even more flexible and reliable in responding to the wishes of our customers," said Peter Kiss, CEO Metrans Group.