Stadler EuroDual locomotive now approved in Austria

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The EuroDual locomotive built by Stadler has been approved for operations in Austria, a process in which the Swiss-based leasing company European Loc Pool (ELP) has been heavily involved.

ELP obtained locomotive approval in Austria on the basis of the 4th Rail Package (a set of changes to EU regulations aimed at liberalizing the rail market). The EuroDual locomotive will now be able to operate on the OEBB network. The approval of border posts in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic is expected later in 2021.

EuroDual Locomotive – Brenner Road Test

© European Loc Pool (ELP)

ELP and its service partner, Stadler Rail Services, have already established a service network in Austria, with the first two workshops based in Vienna and Linz. More workshops will be added in the near future.

European Loc Pool owns EuroDual locomotives in Germany. These are being converted for use in Austria. The declaration of conformity for the new EuroDual Germany-Austria vehicle type is expected to arrive in the next few days.

This is an important step in ELP’s objectives to extend the geographical operating area of ​​its EuroDual locomotives. The leasing company aims to expand this operational area to south-eastern Europe (the Balkans) and to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands in the coming years.


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