TX Logistik signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation for the delivery of 40 innovative Traxx MS3 multi-system locomotives, with an option for up to 25 additional locomotives. The delivery of the locomotives is planned to start in summer 2019.
The contract also includes a 15 years fleet maintenance agreement with preventive and corrective maintenance.
The locomotives will be homologated from the beginning for operation on company’s main operating lines, including Germany – Italy corridor but also on Swiss network, offering a high degree of operational flexibility throughout Europe, Mirko Pahl, CEO, TX Logistik, explained.
Bombardier’s Traxx locomotive can pull one additional wagon per train compared to other locomotives of the same performance class. It´s energy costs are low due to reduced energy consumption depending on the operational loads and because of its regenerative braking system. Regarding the Traxx MS3 locomotive, the latest signalling technology is introduced offering dynamic transitions at country borders or signalling system changes.