The deal includes immediate orders for 110 freight locomotives for DB Schenker and an additional 20 class 146 (P160AC2) units for DB Regio.

According to Bombardier, the contract can include any variant of the Traxx family, including AC, multi-system, and last-mile designs, together with an upgraded 189 km/h P189AC version of the current P160AC 160km/h Traxx AC passenger version.

All of the locomotives will be assembled at Bombardier's Kassel plant in Germany.

DB already has more than 700 Traxx locomotives in service or on order, with 27 class 146.5 (P160AC2) locomotives being built for DB Long Distance for delivery from this year plus another 32 class 146 (P160AC2) units for DB Regio, which will enter service from 2014.