Bombardier Transportation and DB Regio AG have signed a nine-year frame contract valued at approximately €600m. The contract compromises of 200 BOMBARDIER TRAXX diesel locomotives with ‘game-changing multi-engine propulsion.’
DB Regio has also placed a formal order for the first 20 locomotives for passenger transportation.
The first delivery of these is planned for mid 2013. The order amounts to approximately €62m.
This newest member of the TRAXX locomotive platform, with its highly innovative diesel propulsion is designed for locomotive-hauled passenger and freight transportation throughout Europe.
Its use of four rugged, heavy-duty industrial diesel engines in place of a single large diesel motor provides operators with key advantages.
The locomotive already fulfills the new stringent EU Stage IIIB emissions standard thanks to proven and highly efficient diesel engines. Compared to single-engine diesel locomotives, it markedly reduces fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and life-cycle costs.
Using standard diesel engines produced in very large series, this new TRAXX DE locomotive builds a bridge to a multitude of other industrial applications with the same engine.
This assures spare parts availability and diesel engine support thanks to the large quantity of engines installed and the established service capabilities in the market.
The diesel engines are configured in a modular assemblies allowing modification and upgrades over the lifetime of the locomotive. They can be upgraded to meet potential new emission standards and requirements in the future.
By shutting down engines during idling and at low power demand, this key feature reduces fuel and lube oil consumption
Final assembly of the new locomotives will take place in Kassel, Germany.