Hector Rail’s rail operation in Denmark is now underway with the ordering of ten locomotives from Bombardier Transportation to carry through trains from Sweden to Germany via Denmark. The first locomotive has just completed tests in Denmark. The tests were conducted with Hector Rail as operator. Hector Rail is the only rail operator approved in the three Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark and work is underway to get approval in Germany.
With these test runs, Hector Rail is taking an historical step in Swedish railway history. It is the first time that a Swedish electric locomotive has rolled on Danish rails.
The tests, which are now completed, were conducted to determine the locomotive’s compatibility with the Danish signal and electrical systems. The locomotive has now left Denmark for similar tests in Sweden.