Traxx 3 locomotive

Bombardier to deliver 20 Traxx locomotives to Railpool

Bombardier Transportation will deliver twenty electric Traxx locomotives to rail vehicle leasing company Railpool. The order includes an option of up to 20 additional vehicles and is valued at a combined total of approximately 74 million Euros.

The first locomotives are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2019. Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool, said: “This latest order increases Railpool’s fleet of Traxx locomotives to 217. Our first Traxx locomotive was delivered in 2009 – since then we had very good experiences regarding performance, traction effort, efficiency and reliability with our Traxx fleet. Based on this experience, we want to operate these additional locomotives on the most important European freight corridors, connecting several main European harbors.”

Bombardier Traxx 3 platform

Mike Niebling, Director Sales, Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation, added: “We are pleased that we can continue the very successful collaboration with Railpool, one of our largest locomotive customers in the freight ecosystem. Railpool has contributed significantly to the development of our Traxx platform over the last decade. This strategic partnership helps Railpool to enter new markets, achieve a broader offering and a higher capacity – based on our mobility solutions.”

The Bombardier Traxx 3 platform is a four-axle locomotive platform in Europe. Its three models, Traxx AC3, Traxx MS3 and Traxx DC3 all offer optional Last Mile function, a support diesel engine which bridges non-electrified sections.

Large-scale order

Bombardier announced on Friday that it has also signed a large-scale contract for rolling stock with an undisclosed customer in Europe. The order is valued at approximately 437 million euro. The customer is yet to be disclosed.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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