X4E-642; MRCE; Vectron; Siemens


Amsterdam, September 2017, Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has ordered 30 additional new Vectron locomotives from Siemens. Ten of the units will be delivered as multisystem locomotives and are intended for cross-border operations in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands. These locomotives will, in addition to the national train protection systems, be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS). 20 locomotives will be equipped as direct-current locomotives for operations in Italy. Furthermore the order includes several optional packages, including an option for an additional 20 Vectron locomotives. The ordered locomotives are scheduled to be delivered starting from January 2018 onwards.

With ordering these locomotives MRCE is further expanding its European locomotive leasing activities. These new locomotives fit perfectly into MRCE’s existing fleet and provide a solid basis for a stable future operation. In particular the flexible modular vehicle concept is considered as very effective.

The newly ordered Vectrons will be operating in the trans-Alpine and Italian markets. These locomotives represent a natural expansion of MRCE’s fleet and allow for a further optimization of MRCE’s technical, operational and commercial fleet management.

MRCE is continuously expanding their operational activities and improving its fleet- and service quality. Recently a new branch has been opened in Milan and further expansions on the service side in the Netherlands and Italy are progressing. With these developments MRCE is aiming to show and maintain its strength in the full-service leasing market in Europe.

About Mitsui Rail Capital Europe

 MRCE has the biggest fleet of modern cross-border locomotives in Europe. The fleet consist of over 300 electric locomotives, including Siemens Vectron, ES64F4 and ES64U2 as well as Bombardier Traxx locomotives. The product offered by MRCE is special as it combines the leasing and maintenance management of locomotives.

MRCE is a subsidiary of the Japanese Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and has strategically divided its business over the headquarters in Amsterdam and Munich. The MRCE Head office in Amsterdam is responsible for operational leasing, procurement, financing and sales of locomotives. The office in Munich manages the maintenance and technical servicing of the locomotive fleet.