Vectron Dual Mode

The Vectron Dual Mode in diagonal view on the track. An overhead line is shown in digital style .

Keeps going where the wire ends

The Vectron Dual Mode is the up-to-date answer to changing route requirements. The dual power locomotives unite the advantages of full-featured diesel locomotives with those of electric locomotives. The combination of powerful diesel drive and equipment for using the overhead wire empowers you to respond flexibly at all times to your traction requirements – so you'll always keep moving, with or without an overhead wire.

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Vectron Dual Mode

When subsections become a unified whole

Whenever an overhead wire is available, it should be used. Electrical operation is much more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than diesel operation. But because Germany will continue to have many non-electrified sections of track for a long time to come, many diesel locomotives still run under an overhead wire – without actually using it. This makes very little economic or ecological sense. The Vectron Dual Mode excels in both operating modes, offering a real alternative to diesel-only operation.

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Advantages

Flexibility that opens up new opportunities

Whether you want to react flexibly to unplanned diversions or boost environmental performance in conurbations: the Vectron Dual Mode offers you a wealth of advantages in your day-to-day operations. See for yourself.

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Significant savings potential

With the Vectron Dual Mode, you'll handle a wide range of traction tasks much more economically than with a standard diesel locomotive. Every kilometer saves fuel, and thereby reduces energy costs. You'll also reduce the number of hours your diesel alternator set is operating. Altogether, you'll benefit from a reduction in energy and maintenance costs of up to 53%. 

Minimal environmental impact

The issue of environmental pollution is becoming increasingly important in cities and metropolitan areas. With the Vectron Dual Mode, you'll make an important contribution to sustainable freight transport. By taking advantage of electricity wherever possible, you reduce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions. This lets you reduce your annual local emissions by 950t of CO2, 6t of nitrogen oxides and 37kg of particulate matter compared with a standard diesel locomotive – and significantly improve your fleet's environmental performance.

Reliable technology

With the Vectron Dual Mode, you can count on a combination of the best properties of diesel and electric locomotives backed up by our expertise and pioneering quality. For years now, the Vectron locomotive platform has stood for maximum reliability and operational safety. You benefit from proven technology that you'll be able to rely on tomorrow and beyond.

High availability

To plan your operations as effectively as possible, you need maximum availability underpinned by a maintenance solution tailored to your specific needs. This gives you not only reliable vehicles but above all a rapid response wherever it's needed – anywhere in Europe. With our services, we ensure that your locomotives are fit for daily use and, if something goes wrong, we get them up and running again quickly. 

Vectron Dual Mode – Keeps going where the wire ends

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The Vectron Dual Mode at a glance:

Diesel engine power (at the crankshaft)
2,400 kW
Voltage system
15 kV / 16.7 Hz
Starting tractive effort
300 kN
Traction power at the wheel rim
Electric mode: max. 2,400 kW
Diesel mode: 2,000 kW
Electric braking effort
150 kN
Electric braking power at the wheel rim

Electric mode: 2,100 kW                                     

Diesel mode: 1,700 kW

Max. speed
160 km/h
Wheelset arrangement
Bo’Bo’
Area of application
Freight transport
Vehicle length
(length over buffers)
19,975 mm
Track gauge
1,435 mm
Fuel tank volume (usable)
2,600 l
Wheel diameter
1,100 mm / 1,020 mm 
(new / worn)
Weight (max.)
90 t when fully loaded
Double traction
Via WTB ÖBB: with same-type vehicles as well as Vectron E, Vectron DE, and ER20
Train protection
PZB, ready for ETCS
Wheelset load
22.5 t
Vectron Dual Mode light

Lightness on the rail

The environmentally friendly solution for light freight services and train formation tasks.

Adapted function and performance scope

Boost efficiency and environmental compatibility in your transport and train formation tasks. With the Vectron Dual Mode light. The Vectron Dual Mode light features a less powerful diesel engine than the Vectron Dual Mode as well as shunting platforms and automatic shunting couplers. The locomotive's lower mass also enables it to operate on railway sidings with a lighter track superstructure.

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Diesel engine power (at the crankshaft)
950 kW, max. 1,119 kW
Voltage system
15 kV / 16.7 Hz
Starting tractive effort
300 kN
Traction power at the wheel rim
Electric mode: max. 2,210 kW
Diesel mode: 750 kW, max. 926kW
Electric braking effort
150 kN
Electric braking power at the wheel rim

Electric mode: 2,210 kW                                     

Diesel mode: 1,000 kW

Max. speed
120 km/h
Wheelset arrangement
Bo’Bo’
Area of application
Freight transport and train formation
Vehicle length
(length over buffers)
19,975 mm
Track gauge
1,435 mm
Fuel tank volume (usable)
1,500 l
Wheel diameter
1,100 mm / 1,020 mm 
(new / worn)
Weight (max.)
84 t when fully loaded
Double traction
Via WTB ÖBB: with same-type vehicles
Train protection
PZB, ready for ETCS
Wheelset load
21 t
Image of a Vectron Dual Mode locomotive running in electric mode with freight cars attached, passing an idyllic mountain landscape.

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