BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives will operate double-deck coaches in the Mazovian region
Bombardier Transportation and "Koleje Mazowieckie – KM" Sp. z o.o. have signed an agreement for the delivery of eleven TRAXX electric locomotives. The value of the contract amounts to approximately 41 million euros ($54 million US). The delivery of the locomotives is scheduled for summer 2011.
The new two-cab electric TRAXX P160 DC locomotives, which can operate at speeds of 160 km/h, are planned to run Koleje Mazowieckie’s double-deck coaches in push-pull operation. At present, Koleje Mazowieckie operates 37 double-deck coaches, also manufactured by Bombardier, in regular, daily passenger transportation.
The agreement also includes provisions regarding maintenance to be rendered for four years from the date of locomotive delivery, as well as for the training of Koleje Mazowieckie employees.
Artur Radwan, President of the Management Board of Koleje Mazowieckie, said: “The TRAXX locomotives offered by Bombardier fulfill all of Koleje Mazowieckie’s requirements. The purchase is a significant step towards the improvement of the efficiency of our transport offer. Thanks to these new locomotives, we will be able to fully utilize our Bombardier double-deck push-pull coaches, offering even better transport services to our passengers.”
Åke Wennberg, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Locomotives and Equipment Division, commented: “TRAXX locomotives are very successful in the market. At present, more than 1,450 of them have been ordered for operation throughout Europe. The car bodies for all TRAXX locomotives are manufactured at our site in Wroclaw. We, and especially our Polish colleagues, are happy that an additional number of TRAXX locomotives will soon be in service in Poland. I am proud that Koleje Mazowieckie has joined the large group of operators that trust and utilize our locomotives.”
“This is the first purchase of electric TRAXX locomotives for passenger transport in the Polish market. We are very pleased that Koleje Mazowieckie once again has decided to purchase our products, confirming its trust in Bombardier rail vehicles.” added Janusz Kucmin, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation for Poland.
The TRAXX product family is designed for the transport of goods as well as passengers on 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.
About Bombardier Transportation Poland
Bombardier Transportation’s commitment to the Polish market manifests itself through long-term investments in four production sites. Today, the company employs about 1,400 people in Wroclaw, Lodz, Katowice and Warsaw. The wide range of activities covers manufacturing of steel bodies, bogie frames and electrical equipment for rolling stock in Wroclaw, design and manufacture of rail traffic control systems in Warsaw and Katowice, as well as electrical device servicing in Lodz.
About Bombardier Transportation
As the global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation 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 has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and is present in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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About Koleje Mazowieckie
The company Koleje Mazowieckie – KM Ltd was established on July 29, 2004 in Warsaw by the Marshal Office of the Mazowsze Region and PKP Przewozy Regionalne Ltd. KM started operation on 1st January 2005 and since January 2008, the Marshal Office of the Mazowsze Region is the only owner of Koleje Mazowieckie (KM). In Poland KM is the first train operating company established by a regional authority. One of the main ideas behind its formation was to create new quality on the tracks to better meet passengers’ expectations.
The mission of the company is to provide high standard passenger railway transport in the Warsaw agglomeration and the rest of the Mazowsze Region as an element of integrated public transportion. More information about Koleje Mazowieckie: www.mazowieckie.com.pl
Photo: TRAXX P160 DC locomotive for Koleje Mazowieckie (proposed artistic rendering)
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