Bombardier delivers 200th TRAXX locomotive to Railpool

3 December 2020 (Last Updated December 3rd, 2020 12:09)

Bombardier Transportation has delivered the 200th BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive to Railpool, a European rail vehicle leasing company.

Bombardier delivers 200th TRAXX locomotive to Railpool
Railpool took the delivery of the 200th BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive at Bombardier’s Kassel site in Germany. Credit: Bombardier Transportation.

Bombardier Transportation has delivered the 200th BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive to Railpool, a European rail vehicle leasing company.

Railpool took the delivery at Bombardier’s Kassel site in Germany.

Railpool CEO Torsten Lehnert said: “Our first TRAXX locomotive was delivered in 2009 and the intense collaboration with Bombardier made the successful start of Railpool possible. Today we have ordered a total of 232 TRAXX locomotives. These locomotives are in service with our customers in 16 countries.”

Bombardier Transportation global business development locomotives head Peter Ammann said: “We are happy to celebrate this milestone with Railpool, one of our largest and most important locomotive customers.

“Together we have further developed the TRAXX locomotive platform technically, for example, we have progressed our Last Mile functionality, the support diesel engine for electric locomotives. We look forward to many more years of successful collaboration.”

TRAXX MS2E locomotive has been homologated for transborder traffic in seven European countries, namely Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

It was part of an order for ten locomotives placed in December 2018.

In the last two decades, more than 2,300 TRAXX locomotives have been sold, achieving an annual mileage of 300,000,000km.

The locomotives are also authorised to run in 20 nations across the globe.

In 2015, Railpool placed a $82m order with Bombardier to deliver 18 TRAXX Multi-System (MS) and TRAXX AC last mile locomotives.

These locomotives increased Railpool’s fleet to a total of 183 vehicles.

Similarly, in 2014, Bombardier was contracted to deliver 65 TRAXX trains to Railpool as part of a framework agreement between the two firms.

Worth €250m, the delivery included the first call-off of 35 locomotives and an option of up to 30 additional units.