As a result of its international trade strategy Vossloh Espaņa has closed a deal with the operator Europorte which will result in an order for twelve EURO 4000 locomotives that will be used to transport goods by freight. The order has been placed with Eurosco, a subsidiary of Europorte responsible for the management of rolling stock.
Europorte, which is the rail freight subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, will receive delivery in May of the first two EURO 4000, designed and assembled in the Vossloh Espaņa plant in Albuixech (Valencia). The ten remaining locomotives will be delivered during the second half of 2012. Thanks to this investment Europorte will be able to rationalise its fleet, improve its productivity and reliability, and reduce its maintenance costs.
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update: Railcolor comment: Two of six EURO 4000 locomotives for normal gauge, originally built for Alpha Trains, are still not delivered. We know these as 4005 and 4006 (see images). The 4005 is known for its stay at the HGK during the past months. The 4006 was photographed yesterday near the French/Spanish border.
The other ten have to be planned from scratch, so that takes until 2012.