Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poland orders 11 Bombardier TRAXX locomotives

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Bombardier Transportation has won an order valued at $54 million from Poland's Koleje Mazowieckie for 11 TRAXX electric locomotives. Delivery is scheduled for summer 2011. It's the first purchase of electric TRAXX locomotives for passenger transport in the Polish market.

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The new two-cab electric TRAXX P160 DC locomotives operate at speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph). They will haul Koleje Mazowieckie's37 Bombardier-built double-deck coaches in push-pull operation.

Ake Wennberg, president of Bombardier Transportation'sLocomotives and Equipment Division, said that to date more than 1,450 TRAXX locomotives have been ordered for operation throughout Europe. The car bodies for all TRAXX locomotives are manufactured at a plant in Wroclaw, Poland.