Vectron Dual Mode
Keeps going where the wire ends
Vectron Dual Mode unites all the advantages of a full-featured diesel locomotive with those of an electric locomotive. Thanks to its powerful diesel engine and equipment for using overhead wire, you can flexibly respond to your traction requirements at any time – so you’ll always keep moving, with or without an overhead wire.
When subsections become a unified wholeWhenever 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 operate under a contact line. This makes very little economic or ecological sense. What if there was a real alternative – a locomotive that excels in both operating modes?
A proven solution that’s driving the futureChoose proven technology today that you’ll be able to rely on it tomorrow and beyond. For years, the Vectron locomotive platform has delivered maximum reliability and operational safety. With Vectron Dual Mode, you can count on a combination of the best properties of diesel and electric locomotives as well as trend-setting quality and tried-and-tested Vectron expertise that’s been proven in operation.
Vectron Dual Mode at a glance
With Vectron Dual Mode, diesel operation inside major cities and conurbations is a thing of the past. Freight trains from surrounding regions can be conveyed into highly populated city centers with minimal impact on the environment.