Leasing company extends its locomotive fleet for cross-border transport in Europe
Bombardier Transportation has received an order for the supply of a total of 36 BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives from the German leasing company Railpool GmbH (Railpool). The contract amounts to approximately 120 million euro ($157 million US). The delivery of the first locomotives is planned for July 2011. All of the vehicles are planned to be in service by November 2013.
With this new order, Bombardier extends its leading position in the electric locomotive market. Through today, more than 1,450 TRAXX locomotives have been sold. With homologations in 18 European countries they enable highly flexible goods traffic and railway passenger transportation.
“This order for an additional 36 locomotives rounds off our current portfolio and carries forward our successful co-operation with Bombardier. Furthermore, it is a clear signal of our confidence in a positive future for the locomotives leasing business, " said Dr. Walter Breinl, Chairman of Railpool GmbH.
Åke Wennberg, President, Locomotives and Equipment Division, Bombardier Transportation, said: “We are very proud of the new contract, as it once again confirms that our customer is extremely satisfied with both our products and the co-operation between our organisations. With these new vehicles, Railpool's locomotive fleet will increase to 100 vehicles, all of which can be flexibly put into service on Europe’s rail corridors”.
The final assembly of all the new TRAXX locomotives for Railpool will take place at the Bombardier’s Kassel site. The carriage bodies will be produced at the Bombardier site in Wroclaw, Poland, and the bogies will be produced at the site in Siegen, Germany. The Mannheim and Hennigsdorf sites in Germany, will be responsible for the propulsion and control technology.
The TRAXX product family is designed to transport goods as well as passengers in national and international routes on all networks. It consists of three electric variants (multi-system, alternating and direct current locomotives) and a diesel-electric design. The TRAXX locomotives are characterised by their modular assembly as well as their innovative BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and controls system, already in use in over 3,800 locomotives worldwide.
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Photos: Electric TRAXX locomotives delivered to Railpool GmbH by Bombardier Transportation
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