ZURICH (dpa-AFX) - Transport company BLS Cargo has ordered ten Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Switzerland. The railcars are to operate on the north-south corridor and will be delivered in 2026.

The locomotives are intended for use in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, Siemens Mobility AG announced on Tuesday. They are also equipped with a special function to improve the utilization of the friction coefficient. This makes it possible to demand higher towing loads, it said.

"With the new locomotives, we will be able to run heavier trains than before on the gradients in Alpine transit," Dirk Stahl, CEO of BLS Cargo, was quoted as saying in the statement./sta/ra/AWP/men