On schedule before change of time tables on Dec 10th, 2017 Railpool VECTRON locomotives were awarded with the homologation passenger trains operations on new built German Highspeed- Line (Bamberg -) Ebensfeld – Erfurt – Halle/Leipzig (VDE 8.1/8.2)
On time five VECTRON locomotives were handed over to DB Regio Bayern. They provide new fast regional train services in two hours intervals on the Nuremberg Hbf. – Bamberg Hbf. – Coburg Hbf. - Sonneberg Hbf.-Line, with use the highspeed Line VDE 8.1 between Ebensfeld and Weißenbrunn a. Forst.
CEO Torsten Lehnert:
„Together with our partner Siemens, DB Regio Bayern and related authorities we successfully managed a technical and timewise sportive project to get the homologation for the first and actually only electric locomotives with the latest addition to the ETCS-systems “ETCS Germany”.
So, fare we back RAILPOOLs pretention to be one of the leading railway vehicle leasing companies offering real expertise for full service from a single source, which brings even technical challenging project on track.”