Alstom to supply 13 Traxx MS3 locomotives to RegioJet
Alstom has signed an agreement to supply RegioJet with 13 Traxx MS3 locomotives to be operated in the Central Europe region. These new locomotives will be used for domestic and international transportation on 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 the ETCS Level 2 signaling system as well as all the usual country-specific signaling systems. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2024, Railway Supply reports, citing Global Railway Review.
The Traxx platform offers a flexible modular design for many applications and configurations (AC, DC and multi-system) in Europe and neighboring regions. Its powerful modular platform provides various benefits for both single and multi-country applications.
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The third generation Traxx locomotive delivers improved performance and reliability, and is more energy efficient than earlier versions. In addition, maintenance intervals have been extended by 33% to increase availability and reduce maintenance work. Over 2400 units have been sold in the last 20 years. They are 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 the Alstom plant in Mannheim and is being built at the plant in Kassel (Germany). The bogies are supplied at the plant in Siegen (Germany) and the body structures are manufactured in Wroclaw (Poland).
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