Bombardier and Railpool sign TRAXX framework deal

Bombardier has signed a framework agreement with rolling stock leasing company Railpool for up to 65 TRAXX locomotives.

The contract has a potential value of €250 million if the first call-off of 35 locomotives is followed up by an option for 30 additional units.

The order includes both the MS and AC versions of the locomotives of which the MS will operate on the new East-West corridor linking Poland with the Netherlands, and the AC in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Romania.

All locomotives are equipped with ETCS and last mile functionality.

Torsten Lehnert, chief executive of Railpool, said: “With this contract we continue our successful partnership with Bombardier and are able to offer our customers the proven TRAXX locomotives concept. Furthermore, we are developing with Bombardier new corridors and are upgrading our existing fleet with new safety systems, to follow our customers’ demands as a reliable partner for the future.”

Bombardier will assemble the locomotives in Kassel, Germany, carbodies at its Wroclaw site in Poland and bogies in Siegen, Germany.

Propulsion and controls as well as ATP (Automatic Train Protection) equipment will be manufactured at Bombardier’s sites in Mannheim and Hennigsdorf, Germany, and Vasteras, Sweden.