First stones laid for new locomotive workshop near Vienna
The recently formed joint venture named ETL Lokservice has started to work on the joint workshop for locomotives. It will be situated in Gramatneusied, near Vienna, at the intersection of international rail freight corridors. From the beginning of 2022, modern locomotives will have their maintenance done at this new workshop.
ÖBB-Technische Services GmbH (ÖBB TS), LTE Logistics & Transport Europe (LTE) and ELL European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) set up the joint venture in spring this year, in order to accomplish their mission to set up a joint service centre. The three partners bring different competencies: LTE and ELL have their modern locomotive fleets, ÖBB TS the long-standing know-how as an established and professional maintenance engineer for rail vehicles.
First construction phase
“After years of planning and overcoming many hurdles, we are pleased about the smooth start of the first construction phase”, said Andreas Mandl and Michael Benda, CEO and CFO of the LTE-group, after the construction work was officially started.
Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, Managing Director of ÖBB TS: “The workshop in Gramatneusiedl is another important piece of the puzzle towards a comprehensive service network. Here we can optimally link the operation and maintenance of locomotives and thus make an important contribution to sustainable mobility in our country.”
“With the new workshop, we offer our customers professional, state-of-the-art maintenance on around 1,000 m2. The strategically favorable location also guarantees short distances and thus maximum availability of the locomotives, ”says Christoph Katzensteiner, CEO ELL.