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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian rail freight operator Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo have signed a contract for the delivery of three BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC3 Last Mile locomotives. The contract includes full maintenance and servicing for eight years. Furthermore it contains an option for three additional locomotives and the possibility to extend the maintenance contract for another 24 years.
"We are very pleased that we could win Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo as an additional customer for the TRAXX AC3 locomotives and that we now have already placed the second order for locomotives in Austria. With the agreement now concluded, Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo have chosen a solution that ensures maximum flexibility and reliability," says Christian Diewald, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation Austria GmbH.
Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo especially emphasize the advantages of the Last Mile functionality for more efficiency in operation. The Last Mile functionality enables the operator to shunt the locomotives on catenary-free lines (e.g. on feeder tracks) by using an additional diesel engine and battery. That saves an extra diesel locomotive for Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo. The new TRAXX locomotives will operate in Austria and Germany, starting 2017.
The locomotives are powered by BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction converters offering unmatched reliability. The sophisticated MITRAC control system offers safe and energy efficient traction power for sustainable mobility. MITRAC equipment drives more than 3,000 locomotives globally.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,400 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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