Adaptable for passenger service

Locomotives used for passenger traffic must meet requirements above and beyond those for freight traffic. For example, there must be a guaranteed power supply to the train set, the operation of push-pull trains and train dispatch must also be possible, and there must be approval for operating in long tunnels. And finally, the locomotives must have enough power to operate optimally. Vectron offers a solution for all these requirements.

Speeds from 160 to 200 km/h are no problem

With a standard speed of 160 km/h, the electric variant of Vectron is ideally suited to both freight and regional traffic – using standard equipment, without increased maintenance costs, and without having to sacrifice the high tractive starting effort in freight transport! For cases where deployment in high-speed passenger transport is foreseeable or planned, speeds of up to 200 km/h must be possible. Vectron’s innovative bogie makes reconfiguration easy. To enable maximum fungibility, Vectron can also be ordered pre-equipped for a subsequent upgrade.


Ready for unrestricted tunnel operation

In many countries, high-speed passenger traffic also runs on new and extended lines that often include long tunnels. To operate in these tunnels, trains must meet the requirements for Category B of TSI SRT (Safety in Railway Tunnels). Many of the requirements listed are taken from the TSI HS RST for vehicles in high-speed service. Because Vectron, with its maximum speed of 200 km/h, also falls within this specification, the requirements have already been met right at the outset. Thus, for example, the back wall of the driver’s cab must be able to withstand fire for at least 15 minutes. In addition, locomotives must have a firefighting system. Thanks to its upgradability, Vectron offers maximum future-proofing in this regard, with a minimal initial investment.

Optional passenger information

For passenger service, Vectron has an optional passenger information system that includes a destination display, an option for announcements by railway personnel, and an alarm option for passengers. This functionality is oriented toward rolling stock that is primarily used in Germany. Because of the large number of different communication protocols used in Europe, customizations may be required to meet individual requirements.

Solution for the train power supply

Deployment in passenger service requires a train power supply. In general, electric Vectron locomotives already have such a power supply as standard.

Modular train control

Vectron is able to use the ZWS procedure for push-pull operation and the ZMS process for multiple traction. In addition, it can be enabled for push-pull operation and multiple traction control with WTB, in accordance with the Austrian remote control concept. TB0, SAT, and TAV are available as dispatch procedures. In passenger service, laterally mounted driving controls are also a valuable aid for the traction unit driver. Ergonomically installed next to the side window, they allow the driver to view the train during departure.