Bombardier Presents The New TRAXX 3 Locomotive Platform At Customer Event in Kassel

 Friday, July 6, 2018 


BombardierMobility leader Bombardier Transportation officially introduced its new BOMBARDIER TRAXX 3 platform at their Kassel site in Germany yesterday. At the event, more than 100 of Europe’s leading transport operators and stakeholders learned more about the three different versions of the versatile TRAXX locomotive platform as well as enjoyed a ride on the new TRAXX MS3, one of the most innovative locomotives to enter the rail freight transportation market.



Michael Fohrer, President of the CEC region and Head of Bombardier Transportation in Germany, said, “As a mobility innovation pioneer for 18 years, and with over 2,200 units sold, our TRAXX locomotive platform’s success has been proven beyond question. The TRAXX MS3 locomotive is the only locomotive on the market with the Last Mile function, letting it easily bridge non-electrified track sections often found in ports or freight terminals. It’s a key advantage, enabling our customers to offer an alternative to road-based freight traffic throughout its entire journey.”



At the event, Peter Amman, Head of Global Ecosystem Freight Corridors at Bombardier Transportation commented, “Our new TRAXX 3 platform responds to the demands of the global freight market. With its energy efficiency, proven ability to pull higher loads than comparable locomotives, customized configuration, simplified interface with the European Train Control System and improved maintainability, this locomotive addresses our customers’ need for improved profitability, increased flexibility as well as for more reliable performance and availability during its whole lifecycle.”



For greater planning efficiency and most economical operation, the TRAXX 3 platform has also been designed around the freight industry’s latest digital maintenance solutions. Intelligent platforms based on Conditional Based Maintenance, Big Data and IoT technology correlate data coming from the vehicle and the rail infrastructure to monitor the vehicle’s health in real-time, predicting maintenance interventions, while guaranteeing maximum fleet performance and availability.



The TRAXX Service Group is located in Kassel, the industrial lead site for locomotive production at Bombardier Transportation which is celebrating its 170th birthday this year. Since 1848, around 35,500 locomotives have been built in this proven production site.


Source:- Bombardier

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