AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) subsidiary Rail Cargo Group (RCG) will buy 2150 freight wagons by 2026 as part of a €200m investment.
RCG says the investment includes spending more than €130m on 1400 innovative freight wagons based on the lightweight TransANT platform it has developed alongside Voestalpine. This element of the order will comprise450 open and bulk goods wagons, 475 stanchion wagons, 150 steel wagons and 325 flat wagons, which will be in traffic within five years.
TransANT a joint production company formed by RCG and Voestalpine will be responsible for overseeing delivery of these wagons. A merger and acquisition process is currently under way to identify a suitable production partner.