Alstom to supply RegioJet with 13 Traxx MS3 locomotives
Posted: 13 February 2023 | Elliot Robinson (Editorial Assistant - Global Railway Review) | No comments yet
Alstom has received an order from RegioJet to supply 13 Traxx MS3 locomotives which will operate in Central Europe.
Alstom has signed an agreement to supply RegioJet with 13 Traxx MS3 locomotives that will be operated in the Central Europe region. These new locomotives will be used for domestic and cross-border journeys on the electrified networks in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Germany. They are designed for use with various electrification systems and are equipped with an ETCS Level 2 signalling system, as well as all conventional signalling systems for the respective countries. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2024.
“RegioJet is a valued customer in the locomotive sector with whom we have a long and successful partnership,” Dan Kurucz, Managing Director Alstom Czech Republic and Slovakia, said. “We are delighted to be able to continue contributing to making passenger and freight transport in the Central Europe region more efficient and sustainable with these 13 Traxx locomotives.”
“We look forward to further deliveries of the new generation of Traxx MS3 locomotives,” Radim Jančura, Owner of RegioJet, said. “We currently operate 22 multi-system locomotives, 18 of which are the latest generation of Traxx MS3. These modern locomotives are a reliable and proven part of our locomotive fleet. In addition to increased efficiency and lower operating costs, the new locomotives will enable us to further expand our quality and modern rail transport services under the RegioJet brand in the Czech Republic, as well as in other European countries. At the same time, these purchases clearly confirm our commitment to invest in new train technology that brings greater comfort to passengers.”
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The Traxx platform offers a flexible and modular design for many applications and configurations (AC, DC and multi-system) in Europe and neighbouring regions. Its strong, modular platform approach results in various advantages for single as well as multi-country applications.
The third generation Traxx locomotive delivers increased operational performance and reliability, and when compared to earlier versions, comes with a higher energy efficiency. In addition, its maintenance intervals have been extended by 33% to improve availability and reduce maintenance effort. More than 2,400 units have been sold over the last 20 years. They have been approved in 20 countries and cover a total annual distance of more than 300 million km per year.
The new Traxx locomotive was designed at Alstom’s site in Mannheim and is manufactured at the Kassel site (Germany). The bogies are provided by the Siegen site (Germany) and the body structures are manufactured in Wroclaw (Poland).
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