Bombardier Will Supply 11 Electric TRAXX Locomotives to Polish Operator Koleje Mazowieckie
Posted: 21 April 2010 | | No comments yet
Bombardier Transportation and “Koleje Mazowieckie – KM” Sp. z o.o. have signed an agreement…
Bombardier Transportation and "Koleje Mazowieckie - KM" Sp. z o.o. have signed an agreement...
Bombardier Transportation and “Koleje Mazowieckie – KM” Sp. z o.o. have signed an agreement for the delivery of eleven TRAXX electric locomotives. The value of the contract amounts to approximately 41 million euros ($54 million US). The delivery of the locomotives is scheduled for summer 2011.
The new two-cab electric TRAXX P160 DC locomotives, which can operate at speeds of 160 km/h, are planned to run Koleje Mazowieckie’s double-deck coaches in push-pull operation. At present, Koleje Mazowieckie operates 37 double-deck coaches, also manufactured by Bombardier, in regular, daily passenger transportation.
The agreement also includes provisions regarding maintenance to be rendered for four years from the date of locomotive delivery, as well as for the training of Koleje Mazowieckie employees.
Artur Radwan, President of the Management Board of Koleje Mazowieckie, said: “The TRAXX locomotives offered by Bombardier fulfill all of Koleje Mazowieckie’s requirements. The purchase is a significant step towards the improvement of the efficiency of our transport offer. Thanks to these new locomotives, we will be able to fully utilize our Bombardier double-deck push-pull coaches, offering even better transport services to our passengers.”
Ake Wennberg, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Locomotives and Equipment Division, commented: “TRAXX locomotives are very successful in the market. At present, more than 1,450 of them have been ordered for operation throughout Europe. The car bodies for all TRAXX locomotives are manufactured at our site in Wroclaw. We, and especially our Polish colleagues, are happy that an additional number of TRAXX locomotives will soon be in service in Poland. I am proud that Koleje Mazowieckie has joined the large group of operators that trust and utilize our locomotives.”
“This is the first purchase of electric TRAXX locomotives for passenger transport in the Polish market. We are very pleased that Koleje Mazowieckie once again has decided to purchase our products, confirming its trust in Bombardier rail vehicles.” added Janusz Kucmin, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation for Poland.
The TRAXX product family is designed for the transport of goods as well as passengers on national and international routes on all networks. It consists of three electric variants (multi-system, alternating and direct current locomotives) and a diesel-electric design. The TRAXX locomotives are characterised by their modular assembly, as well as their innovative BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and controls system, already in use in over 3,800 locomotives worldwide.