PCC Intermodal SA and Alstom have signed a contract for the delivery of four brand new Traxx MS3 multisystem locomotives together with the provision of full maintenance service. The ordered locomotives will enter commercial operation before end of 2022.
The locomotives are to support operation of developing transport projects, allow smooth and fast cross border containers shipments for further intermodal network growth and will be part of the intermodal solution for Baltic-Adriatic corridor.
The contract covers the production of the locomotives, the certification, the training of PCC Intermodal personnel and the provision of full maintenance service. It includes in addition the option to order one additional locomotive.
The Traxx MS3 multisystem locomotives will be used in cross-border operations between Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
The intermodal operator has contracted Alstom for the delivery of the electric locomotives in line with “The Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment”, Activity 3.2 where low emission transport solutions are approved and promoted.
“We are very happy that signing contracts and deliveries of modern locomotives and new rail platforms take place during the European Year of Rail. We truly believe that intermodal transport is one of the most important factors of sustainable development. This is really great that PCC Intermodal with Alstom locomotives can be a part of this modern, trans-European transport system and that we can play active role in the European Green Deal Project,” Dariusz Stefański, the CEO of PCC Intermodal SA, said during the contract signing in Warsaw.
The MS version can be used under the four voltages commonly found in Europe and belongs to the Traxx, the most modern fouraxle locomotive platform in Europe. “This locomotive is characterised by its energy efficiency, its proven ability to pull higher loads than comparable locomotives, its simplified interface with the European Train Control System and improved maintainability” Sławomir Nalewajka, Managing Director Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States at Alstom explained.