The EURO4001 locomotives, designed and manufactured at the Stadler plant in Albuixech, Valencia, are equipped with ETCS BL2/KVB/TBL1+ which permit the operation in France and Belgium. This locomotive type is an evolution of the EURO4000, of which Alpha Trains owns 30 locomotives that are leased to multiple operators in Spain and Portugal.
The Euro4001 has a diesel engine rated at 2,800Kw, which fulfils the most stringent exhaust emissions (EC 26/2004 Stage IIIB) and benefits from AC/AC technology to transfer traction independently to each of the six axles, thus improving efficiency and redundancy and therefore the overall reliability of the system.
During the manufacturing process of the EURO4001, SNCF Group restructured its freight operations in France and renamed its subsidiary VFLI to CAPTRAIN France. VFLI’s red corporate livery on the new EURO4001 got replaced by the lime green CAPTRAIN France branding.