Quelle: Bombardier

40 Locomotives for TX Logistik

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and European rail transport company TX Logistik have signed at Bombardier’s site in Kassel a contract for 40 innovative BOMBARDIER TRAXX MS3 (Multi-System) locomotives. The contract includes a 15 years fleet maintenance agreement with preventive and corrective maintenance that will provide TX Logistik a higher operational fleet reliability and availability. Based on the list price, the contract for the 40 locomotives and the 15 years fleet maintenance is valued at 250 million euro (297 million USD). The contract also includes an option for up to 25 additional locomotives. Deliveries are planned to start in summer 2019.

Bombardier’s TRAXX locomotive platform consists of the TRAXX AC3 locomotive (alternating current), TRAXX DC3 locomotive (direct current) as well as the TRAXX MS3 locomotive (multi-system, all main currents in Europe). It has many strengths from operator’s view: Amongst other things, it can pull one additional waggon per train compared to other locomotives of the same performance class. It´s energy costs are low due to reduced energy consumption depending on the operational loads and because of its regenerative braking system. Regarding the TRAXX MS3 locomotive, the latest signalling technology is introduced offering dynamic transitions at country borders or signalling system changes.