Bombardier Transportation has delivered its TRAXX multi-engine diesel trains to German railway network Südostbayernbahn (SOB).
The move is in line with SOB’s order for eight class 245 TRAXX P160DE multi-engine trains.
The new fuel-efficient trains are equipped with four Caterpillar C18 engines, which can be controlled individually to maximise energy efficiency.
They have the ability to operate at a speed of 160km/h and is compliant with the EU emission standard level IIIB.
The trains are powered by Bombardier MITRAC traction converters, which are energy-efficient for sustainable mobility.
SOB director Christoph Kraller said: "We are looking forward to transporting our passengers even more reliably and environmentally friendly in future."
Bombardier’s TRAXX trains will operate on SOB’s rail network from mid-2014, replacing the long double-deck trains on the main line between Simbach and Munich in south-east Bavaria.
Bombardier president Ulrich Jochem said: "The deployment of these locomotives by SOB shows that Bombardier is successful in developing innovative products for passenger and freight transport."
SOB is engaged in different segments of rail transport, including infrastructure, stations, operation, service and sales. It offers its services to approximately 34,000 customers every day.
In March, Bombardier had agreed to supply 15 TRAXX trains to Germany-based Paribus-DIF-Netz-West-Lokomotiven, in a deal worth €60m.
Image: Bombardier TRAXX locomotive. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.