Railpool orders new Traxx locomotives from Alstom

Alstom wins an order from Railpool, the European leader in the rental of rail vehicles, for 15 Traxx locomotives.

The control will be manufactured at Alstom’s site in Kassel, Germany, and at Alstom’s site in Vado Ligure, Italy.

The order will also see an option for five additional units.

The new Traxx locomotives are expected to be used in Norway, Sweden and Italy and with the addition of the 15 new Traxx locomotives Railpool’s Traxx fleet will grow to over 250 locomotives.

Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool, said:

“The order of these 15 locomotives will expand our fleet of Traxx locomotives to over 250, underscoring our close and longstanding partnership with Alstom. We are also pleased to be able to offer our customers in Scandinavia and Italy additional modern locomotives as well as our proven full service concept. All locomotives will be equipped with the proven Last Mile function, which significantly expands the range of applications for our locomotives.

Kevin Cogo, Traxx Locomotive Manager at Alstom said:

“Railpool is one of our biggest customers in the locomotive sector with whom we have a long and successful partnership. We are delighted to be able to help make freight transport in Northern and Southern Europe more efficient and sustainable with these additional Traxx locomotives for the Italian, Norwegian and Swedish markets.

The Traxx 3 platform is Alstom’s newest platform for four-axle locomotives in Europe.

The three Traxx models are Traxx AC3, Traxx MS3 and Traxx DC3 and provide a support diesel engine for use in non-electrified locations with an optional Last Mile feature.

More than 2,400 vehicles have already been sold, making Traxx locomotives the most successful platform in Europe.

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