CZ LOKO completed the delivery of five EffiShunter four-axle locomotives to the Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal (MIST). These locomotives will be used primarily for shunting service at important logistics centres in Milan, Ravenna and Livorno. This is related to the main activity of the operator, which is the provision of shunting, both as part of the parent holding and contractually to external customers. From the end of 2018, the locomotives are expected to join line service as well.
The locomotives were delivered to the depot in Udine, where it is also provided the necessary training of the operating staff.
According to the national specifications, the locomotives are equipped with the BL3 fire and security system and, together with the TSI certificate, allowed the Italian National Railway Safety Agency (ANSF) to grant the EffiShunter 1000 class an approval for shunting service on the whole network operated by the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI).
EffiShunter 1000 is a four-axle locomotive with asynchronous power transfer (AC/AC). Thanks to the individually controlled traction motor power, the locomotive achieves high performance with reduced consumption, running costs, emissions and noise. The maximum speed is 100 km/h, but the undercarriage design is suited for even higher speeds. CZ LOKO plans to build a new base of its production portfolio on the EffiShunter 1000 platform, which will completely replace upgrades of older locomotives in the future.