Bombardier Will Supply 11 Electric TRAXX Locomotives to Polish Operator Koleje Mazowieckie

BERLIN — Bombardier Transportation and “Koleje Mazowieckie – KM” Sp. z o.o. have signed an agreement for the delivery of eleven TRAXX electric locomotives.

The value of the contract amounts to approximately $54 million. The delivery of the locomotives is scheduled for summer 2011.

The new two-cab electric TRAXX P160 DC locomotives, which can operate at speeds of 160 km/h, are planned to run Koleje Mazowieckie’s double-deck coaches in push-pull operation. At present, Koleje Mazowieckie operates 37 double-deck coaches, also manufactured by Bombardier, in regular, daily passenger transportation.

The agreement also includes provisions regarding maintenance to be rendered for four years from the date of locomotive delivery, as well as for the training of Koleje Mazowieckie employees.

The TRAXX product family is designed for the transport of goods as well as passengers on national and international routes on all networks. It consists of three electric variants (multi-system, alternating and direct current locomotives) and a diesel-electric design. The TRAXX locomotives are characterised by their modular assembly, as well as their innovative BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and controls system, already in use in over 3,800 locomotives worldwide.