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Bombardier to sell 62 locomotives to Israel Railways

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Staff writer ▼ | October 22, 2015
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to provide 62 TRAXX AC locomotives to Israel Railways (ISR).
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Transport   The TRAXX locomotive for Israel
Based on the list price, the new order is valued at approximately 230 million euro ($262 million). The contract also includes an option for an additional 32 locomotives.

The TRAXX locomotive is based on a highly reliable and versatile locomotive platform that has proven its technology through years of successful operations across Europe. Designed for speeds up to 160 km/h, the new TRAXX AC locomotives will be mainly used to power Israel’s fleet of 369 BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX Vario double deck coaches currently in use.

The locomotives also feature the highly reliable and field proven BOMBARDIER MITRAC TC 3300 AC Traction Converter as well as universal MITRAC drives, which include the latest generation of traction motors and gearboxes.

The new locomotives will be nearly identical to the TRAXX AC locomotives already in service with German Rail Operator, Deutsche Bahn and, as ISR’s first electrically powered rolling stock, will play a key role in Israel’s program to electrify its rail network. The first deliveries are planned for the end of 2017.


 

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