In the Summer of 2009, DB Schenker started the second round of refitting. This time 32 units were adjuested fur running in the Netherlands; 189 024-054 (previously with VA configuration) and 081 (VB2 confiuguration).
During the second round, a machine has re-appeared we haven't seen for a long time: 189 081. Due to damage this machine has been out of service for a long time and did not make it to the first round. After its refit it was spotted a lot in service of DB Autozug, which, since the summer, hired 189s for EC services to Amsterdam.