August 14, 2015

CD Cargo to order multi-system locomotives

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CD Cargo to order multi-system locomotives Quintus Vosman

CZECH railfreight operator CD Cargo announced on August 14 it is launching a tender worth an estimated Koruna 550m ($US 22.7m) for a contract to supply five ETCS Level 2-equipped multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for three additional units.

The initial batch of 140km/h 25kV ac/3kV dc locomotives will need to be authorised for operation in Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania before they are accepted by the customer. The contract will also include options for upgrading to enable operation in other countries including Slovenia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy.

The open tender will allow CD Cargo to lease the locomotives or purchase them outright.

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