by Josephine Cordero Sapién
28 Jan 2022
Rolling stock leasing company Railpool has ordered 15 Traxx locomotives from manufacturer Alstom, bringing its total Traxx fleet to more than 250.
The 15 electric locomotives will be deployed in Italy, Norway and Sweden and will be equipped with a diesel engine for last mile capability. In addition to the 15 locomotives ordered in this batch, the contract also includes an option for five further units. The locomotives will be manufactured in Kassel, Germany, and Vado Ligure, Italy.
“Ordering these 15 locomotives will expand our fleet of Traxx locomotives to more than 250, underlining our long-standing, close partnership with Alstom. We are also pleased to be able to offer our customers in Scandinavia and Italy additional, modern locomotives together with our proven full-service concept. All locomotives will be equipped with the proven Last Mile function, which significantly expands the range of applications for our locomotives.”
Alstom said Railpool was one of its largest customers.
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