Hungarian Railways Orders 4 Additional Tram-Trains
Hungary: Mav-Start has exercised a contract option and ordered a further 4 tram-trains in addition to the original 8 from Stadler.
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Bombardier Transportation has been awarded the contract to start delivering its innovative BOMBARDIER TRAXX diesel multi-engine locomotives. One of the first companies to receive these locomotives are Sdostbayernbahn (SOB), on the premises of the SOB grounds in Mhldorf, Germany.
The locomotive in question has an overall performance of 2,252kW and a top speed of 160 km/h. It meets the EU emission standard level IIIB and is fuel-efficient and quiet. This is made possible by a special feature, the locomotives multi-engine concept of four diesel engines with a performance of 563 kW each. Each of these engines can be switched on and off if they need to be, as it will allow the locomotive to get only the energy it needs.
The purchase of eight class 245 TRAXX P160DE multi-engine locomotives is the biggest investment of Sdostbayernbahn in the companys history, said Christoph Kraller, Director of Sdostbayernbahn. We are looking forward to transporting our passengers even more reliably and environmentally friendly in future.
The locomotives are planned to be used by SOB’s fleet, operating on its rail network from the middle of 2014. They will primarily pull the long double-deck trains on the main line between Simbach and Munich, in southeast Bavaria.
The deployment of these locomotives by SOB shows that Bombardier Transportation is successful in developing innovative products for passenger and freight transport, said Ulrich Jochem, President Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation.
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