MÁV places order for 25 locomotives for national and international passenger
Bombardier Transportation has received an order from the Hungarian State Railway company, MÁV, for 25 BOMBARDIER TRAXX P 160 AC locomotives valued at approximately 80 million euros ($112 million US). The contract also includes an option for a further 25 locomotives. The delivery of the first locomotive is scheduled for spring 2011.
According to MÁV, the locomotives, which operate with alternating current (AC), are intended for passenger service in Hungary as well as for cross-border transport to Austria and Germany.
Dr. Imre Márkus, Chief Executive Officer of MÁV-TRAKCIÓ Co. commented: “Our locomotive investment project and the purchase of the new TRAXX locomotives are very important for achieving better energy efficiency within our fleet and replacing older locomotives. The new locomotives will contribute to the modernization and energy effectiveness of the Hungarian railways. They will enable MÁV-TRAKCIÓ Co. to reduce maintenance costs and continue to fulfill more contractual obligations for international corridors.”
Åke Wennberg, President of the Locomotives and Equipment Division of Bombardier Transportation, said: “The TRAXX locomotive is proving itself superbly in the market. There are currently around 800 TRAXX locomotives in service in Europe alone. We are very pleased that MÁV too, has now placed its trust in our electric locomotives, and that we can therefore contribute to the further development of passenger rail transport in Hungary.”
The TRAXX product family is designed for the transport of 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.
The final assembly of the AC locomotives for MÁV will take place at the Bombardier plant in Kassel, Germany. The car bodies will be produced at Bombardier’s site in Wroclaw, Poland, the bogies in Siegen, Germany and the bogie frames in our Hungarian site of Mátranovák. The Mannheim and Hennigsdorf sites, in Germany, will supply the propulsion and controls technology as well as the propulsion equipment.
About Bombardier in Hungary
Bombardier Transportation is present in Hungary with the majority owned manufacturing plant in Dunakeszi and the fully owned bogie frame factory in Mátranovák, employing together approximately 1,500 people. The activities in the Dunakeszi plant include the manufacturing, refurbishing, reengineering, overhauling and maintaining of passenger rail vehicles.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, the global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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Photo: BOMBARDIER TRAXX P 160 AC locomotive for MÁV
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