Bombardier Transportation delivered Cargounit, a Polish locomotive and passenger rolling stock leasing provider, the first of three Traxx multi-system locomotives. The delivery took place in Gdansk at the site of Lotos Kolej, a leading railway freight transport operators in Poland.
“We’re pleased to offer our customers these proven Traxx locomotives which are characterised by multiple country homologations and low operating costs. Adding multi-system locomotives to our fleet is a part of our core strategy aimed at fulfilling growing demand of our customers for modern locomotives for international rail transport in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Łukasz Boroń, CEO of Cargounit.
The next two Traxx multi-system locomotives are scheduled for delivery later this month. The locomotives’ carbodies were made in Wroclaw, where Cargounit is based.
“With Cargounit being the largest Polish leasing company, we have now gained another important customer in this dynamically evolving market,” Peter Ammann, Head of Global Business Development Locomotives at Bombardier said.
The locomotives are authorised for operation in seven countries such as Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and The Netherlands.
Bombardier Transportation has sold more than 240 Traxx locomotives for operation in Poland and neighbouring countries.
Cargounit (Industrial Division) has a diversified fleet from traditional diesel locomotives to multi-system electric locomotives, including mainline electric locomotives and diesel shunter locomotives. Its fleet comprises 175 locomotives, out of which 96 are electric vehicles, including Vectron MS and Traxx F140 MS2, and 79 diesel.
The company offers a broad product range starting from diesel shunters, through diesel mainline to electric mainline, including modern multi-system locomotives for international transport. Company’s fleet consists also of electric multiple units for passenger transport. Currently, the company has been focused on the modernisation of its fleet through acquisition of modern single-system locomotives for the Polish market and multi-system locomotives for international rail freight.