The breakdown of tasks in this contract is as follows: engineering work will be done at Alstom's plant in Mannheim, Germany. Final assembly will also be done in Germany, in Kassel. The Alstom plant in Wroclaw is responsible for the production of the bodies. Other plants involved are the Siegen plant in Germany (bogie production) and the Zurich plant in Switzerland (project management).
The Traxx Universal multipurpose locomotives will run in eight countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland.
With this purchase, we are reinforcing our commitment to developing a unique one-stop service offering in the French market, following the recent opening of an office in France under the leadership of Frédérique Erlichman. All 50 locomotives ordered from our partner Alstom will support operations in France and along Europe's major corridors, further contributing to the development of sustainable, high-performance rail transportation outside of France.
Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool
All locomotives will be equipped with the Atlas signaling system, which is Alstom's on-board solution for the European Train Control System (ETCS). This system enables operation on extensive corridors with the widest coverage of countries and lines, both in ETCS and the older operating system.
We are pleased that Railpool has chosen Alstom to expand its operations in various parts of Europe. The new agreement is a confirmation of a long-standing and successful partnership. With Traxx locomotives and our Atlas signaling solution, we can contribute to more efficient and sustainable freight and passenger transportation.
Kevin Cogo, vice president of rolling stock, locomotives and components at Alstom DACH