TX Logistik announced it will acquire further 115 double pocket wagons of the type T3000 produced by the Slovakian manufacturer Tatravagonka. The delivery of the first wagons is scheduled for late summer this year and will be used for company’s intermodal transport services.
The new wagons have a 30-foot container suspension, fast-acting brakes and thermostable wheelsets of the latest generation.
The T3000 is increasingly becoming the standard wagon in intermodal transport, according to TX Logistik, with which both semi-trailers and containers can be flexibly transported at a maximum speed of up to 120 km per hour. In addition, the model is particularly well adapted to the TX transhipment system NiKRASA, with which non-craneable semi-trailers can also be easily loaded onto the rail.
The recently introduced new version 3.0 does not need a terminal ramp any more, is stackable and has been optimised once again for the rail transport of megatrailers.
With the new order for T3000 double pocket wagons, TX Logistik is fulfilling its strategic goal of increasing its own share of freight wagons for intermodal transport to 50 percent overall. On this segment, the continuing market demand for transport by rail, driven not least by the political goal of expanding the share of rail freight to 25 percent by 2030, has led to a shortage of rolling stock. With access to its own wagon capacities, TX Logistik AG will thus be able to react even more flexibly to intermodal demand in its European network in the future.
Rolling stock investment is part of TX Logistik AG strategy to meet traffic demand. In May, the company, together with FS Italiane Group, has signed a contract with Siemens Mobility for the procurement of 40 Vectron locomotives including the provision of full-service maintenance services for a period of 15 years with an option for two additional years.