Landesverkehrsgesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein (LVS) ordered 15 Traxx P160DE Multi Engine locomotives in March 2014. The delivery of 15 locomotives is scheduled for 2015. Contract volume is approximately 60 million euro plus service contract. Locomotives will be used by an operator that still needs to be selected by Landesverkehrsgesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein (LVS). This operator will deploy the new vehicles to transport passenger trains from Hamburg to Westerland/Sylt. Based on the corporate idenity of nah.sh (the LVS brand for passenger transport) we made a first impression of the nah.sh Traxx Multi Engine locomotive:
Also note that the current 'Netz West' concession, containing the train service between Hamburg and Westerland (Sylt), is running to an end. In 2015, a new concession period will start, ending in 2025. 90 passenger coaches will be taken over from the NOB and next to the 15 Traxx locos, 3 multiple units will be acquired by Schleswig-Holstein. This presentation about the 'Netz West' concession contains an artist impression of what the new Traxx locomotives might look like: link.
With the 'Netz West' concession coming to an end and with the acquisition of new Traxx diesel locomotives, the EuroRunner era comes to an end. Various MRCE and three Ascendos Rail EuroRunners are therefore likely to become available again.
Per 27.11.2014, LVS has a new name: NAH.SH Nahverkehrsverbund Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (NAH.SH)