Bombardier Transportation
TSX : BBD.B
TSX : BBD.A
OTCQX : BDRBF

Bombardier Transportation

February 01, 2016 07:41 ET

BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC3 Last Mile Locomotive Receives Official Approval for Operation in Austria

- New logistical rail concept based on Last Mile function now ready for use in the Austrian rail market

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Feb. 1, 2016) -

Note to editors: To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/AC_LM_Flexxpanel_Osterreich_08_2015_1.jpg.

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that its BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC3 Last Mile Locomotive has been homologated in Austria. This means the TRAXX AC Last Mile locomotive is now approved for operation in the entire DACH region: Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Christian Diewald, Managing Director Bombardier Transportation Austria, said, "Approval in Austria is another very important milestone for further implementing of TRAXX AC3 Last Mile locomotives in Central Europe, but also in Austria itself. It is the only locomotive which has already proven its strong performance in Last Mile operation during many successful test runs in Austria as well as in commercial operation in Switzerland - now it is ready for revenue service in Austria."

The TRAXX AC Last Mile locomotive features an innovative support diesel engine accompanied by a traction battery and remote control for shunting. Together, these systems enable this electric locomotive to efficiently bridge sections of non-electrified track (with seamless transition from electric to diesel operation and vice versa). This ability is put to great use in places like ports, terminals, depots or factories where a supporting diesel shunting locomotive is often called in to help trains cross the final, non-electrified, track sections known as the "last mile".

The TRAXX locomotive's ability to operate on catenary power, wherever possible, and to use its support diesel engine only where necessary (in non-electrified sections/Last Miles) is not only efficient and economical (requiring only one driver), but also environmentally friendly. An advantage that is particularly important in regions with sensitive landscapes, like the Austrian Alps. Additional advantages of the locomotive are its superior tractive effort, its top quality and improved software structure leading to high reliability and its low energy and maintenance costs.

Bombardier has already received over 240 orders for diverse TRAXX AC3 locomotive variants and, to date, has sold approximately 2,000 units of the TRAXX locomotive platform.

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 37,700 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

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, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors

For news releases, related material and photos, visit our media centre at www.bombardier.com/en/media-centre.html. Please subscribe to our RSS Feed to receive press releases or follow Bombardier Transportation on Twitter @BombardierRail.

BOMBARDIER, TRAXX and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

You can also contact one of our worldwide contacts for specific press inquiries.

Contact Information