Akiem and Bombardier sign contracts for 33 Traxx locomotives

Photo: Bombardier Transportation.
Photo: Bombardier Transportation.

Rolling stock leasing company Akiem and Bombardier Transportation have signed two framework contracts to deliver a total of 33 Traxx locomotives.

The two orders are valued at a combined total of €112 million with delivery scheduled for between 2019-2021.

The 33 Traxx locomotives will consist of a mix of multi-system, alternating current and direct current locomotives.

Akiem Group CEO Fabien Rochefort said: “This additional batch of 33 Traxx locomotives meets our customers’ demand across Europe.

“With a fleet of 180 Traxx by 2020, we are strengthening our ability to deliver reliable, efficient, safe and cost-effective traction services expected by both passenger and freight operators.

“This fruitful partnership with Bombardier Transportation enables Akiem Group industrial teams to design and deliver tailor-made services and maintenance solutions across Europe.”

Peter Ammann, head of ecosystem freight corridors at Bombardier Transportation, added: “We are very pleased to have received these additional locomotive orders from Akiem, further strengthening our partnership with this important customer.

“We introduced our versatile Traxx locomotives platform 18 years ago and since then have continuously innovated and improved its features. With over 2,200 units sold, the platform has demonstrated its success.”

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