Vectron receives homologation for Sweden
7 May 2013 • Source: Siemens
Vectron has now received its unlimited homologation for Sweden. Following Poland, Romania, Germany and Austria, this is the fifth national homologation in Europe. Previously Vectron had a temporary homologation in Sweden. The homologation process is also underway for further nations, including Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.
Following succesfull winter testing in northern Sweden, e.g. on the Iron Ore Line to Kiruna, Vectron had received a temporary homologation for the swedish network. Afterwards the vehicle had been used in commercial service until October 2012 covering a mileage of more than 100,000 km. Effective April 30, 2013, the unlimited homologation has been granted.
After transfer from Sweden to Norway test and homologation runs were performed, followed by commercial service in freight operation on the Oslo-Bergen line with gradients of up to 22 ‰. The homologation for Norway is expected within the next months.