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Green cargo invests in new TRAXX locomotives for cross-border traffic

By: | at 07:00 PM | Intermodal  

Enable efficient and sustainable freight transport through Sweden ‘Denmark ’ Germany corridor

The Swedish transport and logistics company Green Cargo is investing in new BOMBARDIER TRAXX F140 AC2 freight locomotives for operation along the cross-border route of Sweden ’ Denmark ’ Germany. Green Cargo’s new electric locomotives from Bombardier are designed for seamless cross- border traffic between the three countries. The locomotives will be powered by BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction converters offering unmatched reliability, safety and energy efficiency. Deliveries will start in April 2009.

The new locomotives will be operated by Railion Scandinavia, a new freight company recently formed by Green Cargo and Railion, based in Denmark and serving the German - Denmark-Swedish transport corridor.

S’ren Belin, CEO of Green Cargo said: ‘For Green Cargo, this investment is part of a strategy for creating a competitive rail route between Sweden, Denmark and Germany with our joint venture company Railion Scandinavia A/S. With use of modern locomotives that can operate in all three countries, the number of locomotive changes will be drastically reduced and punctuality will increase’’

Edmund Schlummer, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Locomotives Division, commented: ‘The TRAXX locomotive platform has been chosen by a large number of European customers for environmentally sound cross-border traffic. We are proud that Green Cargo has chosen our platform for reliable and economical freight transport for entering the strategically important corridor between Germany and Sweden.’

The TRAXX family of locomotives comprises single- and multi-system electric and diesel vehicles. They are designed for freight and passenger transport and can be operated on domestic routes and in international rail transport. A common feature of all TRAXX locomotives is their modular construction. MITRAC equipment has been selected for well over 3200 locomotives all around the world.

Final production of Green Cargo’s AC2 locomotives will take place in Bombardier’s Kassel plant. Carbodies will be produced at Bombardier’s Wrocław site in Poland, bogies in Siegen and the Propulsion & Controls as well as Drives equipment manufactured at the German sites in Mannheim and Hennigsdorf.