The 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. These are the first units ordered of the new generation of six-axle bi-mode locomotives developed by Stadler Rail Valencia for the European market.
The new Eurodual locomotive platform is available in different configurations, gauges and overhead voltages, and it offers a wide range of power in diesel mode. This platform can be used for both freight and passenger services, at speeds of up to 160 km/h and on electrified and non-electrified lines.
Stadler is currently supplying four-axle bi-mode locomotives Class 88 to British operator Direct Rail Services and performing first tests of the six-axle Eurodual prototype in its Spanish plant in Albuixech, Valencia.