Italy: Bombardier Rolls Out New TRAXX DC3 Locomotive to Industry

Bombardier Transportation presented its TRAXX DC3 locomotive to some of Italy’s leading transport operators at its site in Vado Ligure.

Bombardier TRAXX DC3 locomotive

© Bombardier

The TRAXX DC3 has been designed around the freight industry’s latest digital maintenance solutions which emphasise efficiency and low operation costs. The locomotive uses intelligent platforms based on conditional-based maintenance, big data and IoT technology to correlate data and monitor the vehicle’s health in real-time and predict maintenance requirements, without compromising the availability or performance of any vehicle in the fleet.

Mercitalia Rail, Captrain Italy, GTS and Locoitalia have already ordered the TRAXX DC3 for their fleets.

Peter Amman, Head of Global Ecosystem Freight at Bombardier Transportation, said:

“We are happy to present this innovative locomotive to the Italian and global freight market. Its flexibility and our strong maintenance offering will not only reduce total cost of ownership, but also enable Italian freight operators to expand their business.”

Luigi Corradi, CEO and Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation Italy, said:

“The new TRAXX DC3 represents a generational leap in the market, a state-of-the-art locomotive, able to maximize energy efficiency, ensuring greater load, traction capacity and lower energy consumption. One of the locomotive’s most interesting features is its Last Mile function that offers new logistical concepts by enabling the locomotive to easily bridge non-electrified track sections often found in ports or freight terminals. This optional feature can even be installed as a post-delivery upgrade.”

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