DB Cargo Purchases 50 Toshiba Hybrid Locomotives

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
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.

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