Locomotives To Be Deployed In Various European Freight Corridors
Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract for 9 BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives by Veolia Cargo SAS. The total order, valued at around 34 million euros ($ 50 million US), includes an option to supply another 12 locomotives.
"For Bombardier, this order marks another milestone in both the successful TRAXX story and its associated corridor strategy," said Edmund Schlummer, President Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation, "together, they open new market opportunities for our customers."
TRAXX locomotives are designed for freight and passenger transport and can be operated on domestic routes and in international rail transport. TRAXX is a family of locomotives comprising single- and multi-system electric and diesel vehicles. A common feature of all locomotives is their modular construction.
The locomotives will be powered by the renowned BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction converters offering unmatched reliability. The related control system is the sophisticated MITRAC TCMS offering safe and energy efficient traction power for sustainable mobility. MITRAC equipment has been selected for well over 3000 locomotives all around the world. Furthermore, the locomotives will be equipped with FlexiFloat bogies manufactured in Siegen, Germany.
The locomotives will be built at the Bombardier site in Kassel, Germany. The plan is to deploy them in cross-border transport in various European corridors, e.g. for Germany – Belgium – France and Austria – Germany – Belgium – Netherlands.
To date, Bombardier has sold more than 1100 TRAXX locomotives to various rail operators worldwide.
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Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com .
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