Mobility leader Bombardier Transportation officially introduced its new BOMBARDIER TRAXX 3 platform at their Kassel site in Germany yesterday. At the event, more than 100 of Europe’s leading transport operators and stakeholders learned more about the three different versions of the versatile TRAXX locomotive platform as well as enjoyed a ride on the new TRAXX MS3, one of the most innovative locomotives to enter the rail freight transportation market.
For greater planning efficiency and most economical operation, the TRAXX 3 platform has also been designed around the freight industry’s latest digital maintenance solutions. Intelligent platforms based on Conditional Based Maintenance, Big Data and IoT technology correlate data coming from the vehicle and the rail infrastructure to monitor the vehicle’s health in real-time, predicting maintenance interventions, while guaranteeing maximum fleet performance and availability.
The TRAXX Service Group is located in Kassel, the industrial lead site for locomotive production at Bombardier Transportation which is celebrating its 170th birthday this year. Since 1848, around 35,500 locomotives have been built in this proven production site.