On 12.04.2016, Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à.r.l. and Siemens published a deal for six Vectron locomotives, and four locomotives as option, to be delivered in 2017. Included in the order was a full service and maintenance package.
The multisystem electrics will be equipped with all relevant systems for use in Germany, Austria and Italy, and will have ETCS on board. All six locomotives of the fixed order will be leased to TX Logistik from delivery.
In March 2017 the news was published that Alpha Trains decided to turn the option into a fixed order, bringing the total to ten.