Bombardier Transportation Signs $549 Million US Contract With Spanish National Railways

BERLIN – Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with Spanish National Railways (RENFE) for the supply of 100 TRAXX F140 DC locomotives for freight transportation.

The total contract is valued at about $549 million US (416 million euros) and also includes a 14-year maintenance service agreement for this fleet of locomotives. Delivery of the first freight locomotives is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2008 and continue until 2010.

Bombardier Transportation was selected to supply the new freight locomotives for RENFE on Nov. 7.

Under the contract, a portion of the vehicles will be manufactured by Bombardier at RENFE’s site in Villaverde, near Madrid. The MITRAC propulsion systems will also be manufactured by Bombardier in Spain at its Trapaga facility, Biscay.

The TRAXX F140 DC locomotives are designed for freight transportation in 3 kV DC networks at maximum traveling speeds of 87 mph, offering lowest cost traction for seamless operations, Bombardier said. The F140 DC version is a member of the TRAXX family of locomotives.

The locomotives are equipped with Bombardier’s MITRAC propulsion and control technology.