RegioJet orders 13 Traxx locomotives

Traxx MS3 locomotives Czech private operator RegioJet has awarded Alstom a contract for the supply of 13 Traxx MS3 locomotives which will operate on the rail network of Central Europe region. The manufacturer will deliver the new locomotives from 2024.

The new locomotives are designed for use with various electrification systems and are equipped with an ETCS Level 2 signalling system, as well as all conventional signalling systems for countries which do not benefit the digital signalling system.

“We are delighted to be able to continue contributing to making passenger and freight transport in the Central Europe region more efficient and sustainable with these 13 Traxx locomotives, that come with an optimised maintenance regime with fewer interventions,” Dan Kurucz, Managing Director Alstom Czech Republic and Slovakia said.

The Traxx platform offers a flexible and modular design for many applications and configurations (AC, DC and multi-system) in Europe and neighbouring regions. Its strong, modular platform approach results in various advantages for single as well as multi-country applications.

The third generation Traxx locomotive delivers increased operational performance and reliability, and when compared to earlier versions, comes with a higher energy efficiency. In addition, its maintenance intervals have been extended by 33% to improve availability and reduce maintenance effort.

RegioJet currently operates 22 multi-system locomotives, 18 of which being of the latest generation of Traxx MS3 locomotives. The newly units will be used for domestic and cross-border journeys on the electrified networks in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Germany. “These modern locomotives are a reliable and proven part of our locomotive fleet. In addition to increased efficiency and lower operating costs, the new locomotives will enable us to further expand our quality and modern rail transport services under the RegioJet brand in the Czech Republic, as well as in other European countries,” Radim Jančura, owner of RegioJet said.

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