Alstom and Railpool enter €260m contract

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French rolling inventory producer Alstom has signed a contract with Railpool to provide 50 Traxx Common multi-purpose locomotives throughout Europe, in a contract price €260m ($288m).

European rail leasing firm Railpool got down to unfold the Traxx locomotive operations throughout eight international locations, together with Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg and Poland.

The Traxx Common locomotives can pull each passenger and freight companies and function at speeds as much as 200km/h.

Alstom rolling inventory, locomotives and parts vice-president Kevin Cogo stated the deal would enhance sustainability: “This contract marks the continuation of a long-standing and profitable partnership.

“With our confirmed Traxx locomotives and our state-of-the-art Atlas signalling answer, we’re proud to contribute to a extra environment friendly and sustainable freight and passenger transport.”

All of the locomotives might be fitted with Alstom’s onboard answer for the European Prepare Management System, Atlas.

Alstom stated the primary Traxx locomotive geared up with an Atlas signalling system departed it’s manufacturing facility in Kassel, Germany, on 17 Could 2023.

Railpool CEO Torsten Lehnert stated the deal exemplified the agency’s transfer into the French market: “With this buy, we solidify our dedication to growing our one-of-a-kind full-service providing within the French market on high of the current workplace opening in France below the management of Frédérique Erlichman.

“All 50 locomotives ordered from our accomplice Alstom will cowl operations in France and alongside a very powerful European corridors, contributing to the additional development of sustainable high-performance rail transportation out of France.”

This new contract additional extends the connection between Alstom and Railpool, after the companies collaborated on the leasing firm’s enlargement to Scandinavian markets in February 2023.


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