ITALIAN open access operator GTS Rail has awarded Alstom a €30m contract for five Traxx E494 locomotives equipped with last-mile technology. The locomotives will be supplied with a 10-year maintenance service.

The operator has also ordered 100 90’ flat wagons from Czech manufacturer Walbo.

The first locomotives will be delivered in May, with the first wagons being delivered from July onwards.

The investment is being funded by the Marguerite II infrastructure fund, a private equity fund which aims to act as a catalyst for greenfield and brownfield infrastructure investments in renewable energy, transport and digital infrastructure.

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