Bombardier Wins Contract to Provide 18 TRAXX Locomotives to Railpool

Bombardier Transportation announced it has signed a contract to provide a combination of 18 BOMBARDIER TRAXX Multi-System (MS) and BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC Last Mile locomotives for Munich-based locomotive leasing company Railpool.

With this new order, Railpool’s locomotive fleet totals 183 vehicles, 169 of which are TRAXX locomotives. Based on the list price, the order is valued at approximately 75 million euros ($82 million).

Bombardier said the order marks the successful TRAXX AC Last Mile locomotive’s entry into the Scandinavian rail market. The TRAXX AC Last Mile locomotive is an electric locomotive that features a support diesel engine and battery. In many cases, diesel or electric trains must carry an additional shunting locomotive on their entire trip to be able to cross the short non-electrified ‘last mile’ sections in places such as harbors or terminals. Bombardier’s Last Mile feature enables the TRAXX locomotive to bridge these non-electrified track sections, effectively eliminating the need for support diesel shunting locomotives.

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