Akiem and Bombardier unveil first TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland at TRAKO

TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland
TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland

GDANSK, Poland – BUSINESS – Mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation and locomotive leasing company Akiem present the new BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland at the TRAKO 2019 international railway fair, taking place in Gdansk, Poland from September 24 to 27. The event is the largest rail industry meeting in Poland, presenting state-of-the-art transport systems and railway infrastructure.

“Together with our launch customer Akiem, we are pleased to showcase our brand new TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland,” said Sławomir Nalewajka, Head of Bombardier Transportation Poland. “For over ten years, the performance of our proven TRAXX locomotives have been convincing Polish operators of their top-notch quality. Today, we are looking forward to introducing our newest generation of locomotives in Poland, which offer increased power and efficiency, intelligent adhesion control allowing maximum train loads and improved maintenance intervals. We are committed to Poland – among other things Bombardier is producing main components such as carbodies for its locomotives at our site in Wroclaw.”

“In November 2018, we acquired 20 TRAXX DC3 locomotives under contracts for a total of 33 TRAXX AC, DC and MS locomotives that will operate in Poland and Central Europe,” summarized Franck Besnard, Managing Director of Akiem. “With this new acquisition program, our company is able to lease a fleet of 55 locomotives in Poland for freight and passenger traffic. We are providing leasing offers including full-service maintenance that are answering our customers’ reliability, haulage capacity and performance requirements. With our office in Warsaw, we are committed to accompanying our customers to design the traction solution they need to compete in the Polish rail transportation market.”

The TRAXX DC locomotives belong to the innovative TRAXX platform. The entire new platform can be equipped with Last Mile function, a technology that enables the locomotive to bridge non-electrified track sections. The development of this new locomotive generation is based on the success of the proven TRAXX family. To date, more than 2,000 of these locomotives are operating in 20 countries, covering a combined distance of around 300 million kilometers per year. Their operators can rely on a dense network of workshops all over Europe as well as a multi-language, 24/7 support hotline and other benefits from Bombardier’s Services teams.

Visit Akiem and Bombardier at TRAKO International Railway Fair in Gdańsk from September 24 to 27, at Stand No 37, Hall A (Akiem) and Stand No 27, Hall B (Bombardier), and on track 3, outdoor area B, in the outdoor exhibition area (1st TRAXX DC 3 Akiem/Bombardier).

About Akiem Group
Akiem Group is a major player in locomotive leasing and related services in Europe. It has the benefit of the maintenance network of its subsidiary, mgw Service, which specializes in rail equipment maintenance. As the owner of a 460-strong locomotive fleet, Akiem Group operates in several European countries and has some 50 customers, who operate in freight or passenger transport. Almost 150 employees based in France, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Hungary work for the leasing and maintenance business units of Akiem Group, which is held by TLP (SNCF Mobilités) and Eurotraction (DWS).

About Bombardier Transportation in Poland
Bombardier is the largest international investor in the rail transportation industry in Poland. It has more than 2,500 employees in Katowice, Łódź, Warsaw, and Wrocław. Its wide range of business activities includes the production of carbodies for locomotives, regional trains and high-speed trains, the production of bogie frames, the design and production of rail control and signaling systems, the production of electrical equipment as well as maintenance services for rail vehicles and rail control systems.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signaling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology, and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers, and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

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