German railway vehicle leasing company Railpool has signed an agreement with Captrain Italia Group to lease six new Bombardier E494 electric locomotives with last mile capability for use from January 2021.
An agreement has also been signed for Tiber.co OMR to provide maintenance services at its Asti depot, which will become one of the main maintenance hubs for Railpool in Italy. Railpool is to provide Tiber.co OMR with training and spare parts.
Mauro Pessano, chief executive officer, Captrain Italia, commented: “We are happy to welcome Railpool as our partner both as Captrain supplier and Tiber.co OMR customer; this strong cooperation will allow Captrain and Tiber.co OMR to further grow in terms of fleet but also for what experience and competence are concerned. We trust this will be the beginning of a long-term cooperation between our companies”
Alberto Lacchini, head of Railpool Branch Italia, said:“I am extremely proud of the agreements signed with Captrain Italia and Tiber.co OMR, by which we will be able to start operations with a reliable partner for both lease and maintenance on our fleet”
Torsten Lehnert, chief executive officer, Railpool GmbH, added: “I want to thank Captrain Group for the trust expressed in our company; by investing in Italy and by opening a local branch with an expert team on board we confirm our commitment to the Italian market, as basis for a future expansion in all Southern Europe”.