June 25, 2014

Railpool signs framework deal for Bombardier Traxx locomotives

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EUROPEAN rolling stock leasing company Railpool has signed a framework agreement with Bombardier for 35 Traxx electric locomotives worth €135m with an option for up to 30 more units for an additional investment of €115m.

Two types of locomotive will be supplied. The multi-system version is destined for operation between Poland, Germany and the Netherlands, while the AC type will be used in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Switzerland and will be equipped with ETCS and will have a diesel engine and battery for "last mile" functionality.

The Traxx locomotives will have a maximum speed of 160km/h and will have Mitrac traction converters.

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