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Veolia E186: unit 184-186 > sold to AKIEM  
Check the VC / Akiem E 186 section for more information.

In the summer of 2009, Bombardier completed unit no.3, 4 and 5 for Veolia, curiously numbered as 186 184-186. An 186 183 never existed as far as we know. These three units have a different confugration compared with the 181-182. These three can run to Belgium and France. After completion, all three were parked around Kassel. In December 2009 all three could be found at Kassel Rangierbahnhof, together with CBRail 186 136, 137 and 139. In 2010 some of these locomotives were used for trials or transport. For that, the 184 and 185 got their Veolia logos removed. In May 2010, the 184 and 185 were both called back to the paint shops of Bombardier in Kassel where they got a complete new silver livery, with white fronts. On 20.07.2010, they both left Kassel with AKIEM logos, their new employer. The move from Veolia to AKIEM is not so strange. The non-French activities of Veolia were purchased by SNCF, and AKIEM is also part of SNCF concern.

26.07.2010, unit 186 186 was transported to the paint shop of Bombardier in Kassel and with that the Veolia E186 was history. All units where used for various trials in and around Kassel, Hennigsdorf and the French-German border region in 2010 and 2011.

E186 185 was the first to be used for regular services. Akiem rented it out to ITL starting in the last week of january 2011.