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March 22, 2016

Hector Rail takes speed record on rail in Denmark
The night between 21 and 22 March operated Hector Rail on behalf of Bane Danmark
(Danish Infrastructure Authority) a test train with a speed of 235.8 km / h. It is speed
record for trains in Denmark.
Hector Rail was acting as operator and provided locomotives and drivers for the tests that
were conducted on behalf of Bane Danmark. The tests took place at the Great Belt Bridge
and the highest achieved speed was 235.8 km / h, setting a new speed record for trains in
– We are pleased Bane Danmark did chose Hector Rail to run these test trains, says Mats
Nyblom Managing Director Hector Rail, it is Hector Rail's ambition to constantly take the
railway to new levels and this is a good example of this.
The locomotive used in the tests is a so-called "Taurus locomotive". The locomotives are
built and approved for 230 km / h. Hector Rail has seven such locomotives in its fleet.
Data on the locomotives:
Number of axles
Max speed

85 tons
6400 (7000) kW
230 km/h

For further information, please contact:
Mats Nyblom, MD of Hector Rail AB, +46 708 30 51 32

About Hector Rail
Hector Rail is the leading independent traction provider in Sweden with operations in Scandinavia
and Germany. “Independent” implies that Hector Rail has no attachment to any state or any other
transportation company. This allows Hector Rail to focus purely on customer needs, and on providing
innovative railway solutions. Forwarders, large industrial companies and other railway companies are
the most important customer groups. Hector Rail currently produces over 125 000 train kilometres
per week.
More information can be found on www.hectorrail.com.

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