First private customer orders TRAXX locomotives

A subsidiary of Paribus-DIF-Netz-West-Lokomotiven has become the first private-sector company to place on order for Bombardier TRAXX diesel multi-engine locomotives.

Paribus-DIF-Netz-West-Waggon has contracted the manufacturer to build 15 vehicles in an order worth around €60 million.

The contract, which includes an option for five additional locomotives, will also see Bombardier fulfill a €5 million maintenance and servicing contract.

Paribus-DIF is a joint venture between the German investment management company Paribus Capital GmbH and the Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF).

Paribus-DIF was awarded a contract by Landesverkehrsgesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein (LVS) to lease new vehicles to operate passenger services Hamburg to Westerland/Sylt.

Bombardier will deliver the new fleet from its site in Kassel from 2015.