Railpool orders 27 Traxx locomotives

Traxx locomotive fleet Railpool and Alstom signed a framework contract for the supply of a Traxx locomotive fleet of 27 AC3 and DC3 units. The contract also includes an option for further 15 locomotives. The delivery is expected to start in 2024.

The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway and Sweden and will be manufactured at Alstom sites in Kassel, Germany, and Vado Ligure, Italy.

Further to the investment in new rolling-stock, Railpool will be shifting 9 additional Traxx AC2 locomotives of its existing fleet to Sweden and Norway, where the company operates three own workshop locations in Oslo, Gothenburg and Malmö since the takeover of Nordisk TogTeknikk AS and its 100% daughter NTT Sverige AB in 2022.

“We are pleased to swiftly meet the increasing demand for rolling stock in Sweden and Norway, providing more of our reliable fleet and additionally feeding the region with up to 20 new built Traxx AC3 Last Mile locomotives. The successful expansion of our footprint by the provision of modern e-locomotives but also through our local engagement in Scandinavia, Italy and Poland makes us proud,” Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool said.

With this latest order, Railpool has become the lessor with the biggest Traxx locomotive fleet of DC3 Last Mile model in Italy. In Poland, at the beginning of February, the company celebrated the official office inauguration for the newly established Railpool Polska Sp. z o.o. in Poznań.

In January 2022, the rolling stock rental company has ordered from Alstom 15 Traxx locomotives with an option for five additional units for the rail markets in Norway, Sweden, and Italy, expanding its Traxx locomotives to more than 250 units. The French rolling stock manufacturer has delivered Railpool the 10th Traxx vehicle for the Italian market.

The company plans a EUR 1 billion investment to modernise and expand its rolling stock fleet through the purchase of 400 electric locomotives for which KfW IPEX-Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and ING Bank decided to support the company with a EUR 150 million 7-year loan.

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