DB Cargo is purchasing 50 Toshiba hybrid locomotives to make its shunting fleet more sustainable. This will make its overall rail freight operations more environmentally friendly.
Following a successful feasibility study on the joint development of a new hybrid locomotive, DB Cargo is now ordering the first 50 vehicles. The freight operator will also lease a further 50. The preparations for the assembly will begin in DB Cargo’s maintenance facility in Rostock in 2021.
Toshiba hybrid locomotive for DB Cargo
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The 50 new hybrid locomotives will replace 61 old ones. They are a part of Deutsche Bahn’s ‘Starke Schiene’ (strong rails) strategy, which is aiming at growth in the rail freight sector.