Leasing company to deploy locomotive in seven European countries
Bombardier Transportation has won orders for the supply of 58 BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives from the leasing company Railpool. The two contracts overall amount to approximately 192 million euros (276 million US dollars). The agreement includes an option for a further 80 locomotives.
The delivery of the first locomotives is planned for August 2009.

Christoph Katzensteiner, Managing Director of Railpool, said: “Bombardier is a partner with which we can get fast access to the European leasing market. In addition, the TRAXX locomotive platform offers the kind of modularity we need to meet the requirements of our customers.” Ake Wennberg, President of the Locomotives and Equipment Division of Bombardier Transportation, said: “Railpool is a new leasing company. We are proud that it is taking its first steps in the market with us. This success is an achievement for TRAXX, which leads the market in electric locomotives that are used all over Europe. The TRAXX locomotive platform offers the perfect conditions for a successful leasing business with low residual value risk.”
The TRAXX product family is designed for the transport of goods and passengers on national and international routes. It is suitable for all networks. Since its introduction, more than 1,300 TRAXX locomotives have already been sold. The platform consists of three electric variants (multi-system, alternating and direct current locomotives) and a diesel-electric design. All TRAXX locomotives are characterized by their modular design as well as their innovative BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and controls system, which is already in use in over 3,200 locomotives worldwide.
The final assembly of the locomotives for Railpool will take place in Kassel, Germany. The car bodies will be produced at Bombardier’s site in Wroclaw, Poland and the bogies are to be supplied by Bombardier’s site in Siegen, Germany. The propulsion and controls technology and the propulsion equipment will come from the German production sites in Hennigsdorf and Mannheim.