CFL Cargo buys TRAXX MS locomotives from Bombardier Transportation

Luxembourg-based CFL Cargo has announced the purchase of the Bombardier TRAXX MS3 multisystem locomotives. The order includes the purchase of 10 TRAXX MS3 locomotives, including five with last mile engines. They are due to be delivered within 2021 and will be approved for use in Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Austria, Belgium and France, as Railway Supply magazine reports citing  Kurier Kolejowy.

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Picture: Bombardier TRAXX MS3

CFL Cargo has placed its first order for the Bombardier Transportation TRAXX MS3 multisystem electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines to operate the last mile in non-electrified terminals. With the purchase of the innovative TRAXX locomotives, CFL Cargo will be able to operate non-stop CFL services between Central Europe and France. This is an important development for the European East-West cargo corridor, which also extends to Belgium and Luxembourg.

“We are delighted to be the first rail operator to expand its offer by adding an optimized rail solution in the East-West corridor. The new TRAXX multisystem locomotives will enable us to cross many borders as easily as a truck, thereby providing our customers with a competitive transport solution that will help achieve the European Union’s goal of green rail transport by 2030, ”said Lawrence Zenner., General director of CFL Cargo.

In developing the new generation TRAXX 3 locomotive, Bombardier relied on the proven solutions of the previous TRAXX family. Today, there are more than 2000 of such locomotives in operation in 20 countries.

CFL Cargo already operates in 6 European countries and specializes in international and cross-border rail transport.

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