Bombardier to deliver three TRAXX AC3s to Austrian freight operator

Contract with Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo includes eight-year maintenance contract.

Bombardier's TRAXX AC3 locomotive. Photo: Bombardier

Bombardier’s TRAXX AC3 locomotive.
Photo: Bombardier

BERLIN, GERMANY — Bombardier Transportation has signed a deal with the Austrian rail freight operator Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo to deliver three TRAXX AC3 last mile locomotives.

No financial details were provided but the contract includes full maintenance and servicing for eight years, and an option for three additional locomotives with the possibility of extending the maintenance contract for another 24 years.

Last Mile functionality allows the operator to shunt the locomotives on feeder tracks by using an additional diesel engine and battery. This eliminates the need to use an extra diesel locomotive. TRAXX AC3 locomotives are powered by energy-efficient MITRAC traction converters.

Bombardier, its rail businesses based in Berlin, said the new locomotives will go into operation in Austria and Germany next year.

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