200th Bombardier TRAXX locomotive delivered to Railpool
One of the largest TRAXX customers, leasing company Railpool, has ordered nearly 10 per cent of the global TRAXX locomotive fleet.
Credit: Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier has delivered its 200th TRAXX locomotive to Railpool, the rail vehicle leasing company.
The locomotive was handed over at Bombardier’s Kassel site in Germany, highlighting the partnership between the two companies over the past decade.
“Our first TRAXX locomotive was delivered in 2009, and the intense collaboration with Bombardier made the successful start of Railpool possible,” commented Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool. “To date, we have ordered a total of 232 TRAXX locomotives. These locomotives are in service with our customers in 16 countries.”
The newly delivered TRAXX MS2E locomotive is homologated for cross-border traffic in seven European countries (Germany, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary). This locomotive was part of an order for 10 locomotives placed in December 2018.
“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,” stated Bombardier Transportation’s Head of Global Business Development Locomotives, Peter Ammann. “We look forward to many more years of successful collaboration.”
More than 2,300 TRAXX locomotives have been sold in the last 20 years. Together, the locomotives in operation achieve an annual mileage of 300 million kilometres – as such, the locomotives effectively drove around the earth 7,500 times during this period. They are also authorised to operate in 20 countries around the world.