Bombardier Locomotive


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Expertise eight years ahead of its time – proven and innovative: That’s the TRAXX locomotive portfolio, with more than 2,300 locomotives sold worldwide. Bombardier’s new TRAXX 3 locomotive platform is one of the most innovative locomotives to enter the European freight and passenger transportation market.

TRAXX locomotives enable cost-efficient operations while reducing environmental impact and preserving resources all over the world. Since 1998, the TRAXX platform has been delivering top quality freight and passenger transport services, with Bombardier continually developing and perfecting the technology over the years.

Bombardier Transportation develops and delivers electric and diesel-electric locomotives for passenger and freight operation around the world. The broad TRAXX product portfolio provides customers with key benefits including:  

  • Experience in design, production, service and maintenance
  • High energy efficiency
  • Various train components including door controls, CCTV and passenger information system (“train wide functions”)
  • High train-load-performance
  • Last mile functionality
  • Low maintenance cost
  • High reliability and availability
  • Spareparts support
  • Cross-border services on European core network corridors

The new TRAXX 3 platform is very flexible and modular for worldwide applications and all configurations required for individual operation. Bombardier provides customized solutions for specific regions, like our ALP passenger locomotives for North America, the E464 locomotive for Italian passenger traffic and the IORE locomotives for heavy freight transport in Sweden.



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The backbone for freight transport

For over 20 years, TRAXX locomotives have been safely and reliably providing freight and passenger service across 20 countries. Our freight locomotives set new standards in terms of tractive effort, energy efficiency, Last Mile support diesel engine, digitalization and service network. Many of these innovative solutions for day-to-day operations are proven to pay off in cost savings.

Innovative logistics concepts

TRAXX 3 locomotives with a Last Mile functionality (diesel engine) allow for operation on non-electrified sections of track  all over Europe. The locomotives can bridge non-electrified areas for up to eight hours, up to 40 km/h. For convenience, remote control can be combined with the Last Mile functionality.

  • There is no longer a need for shunting locomotives in non-electrified areas, waiting in ports, terminals and at borders with changing power supply, or stopping during a power outage – with TRAXX, transportation is quick and convenient. 

On top of modern technology

The TRAXX locomotives come out on top when it comes to economy and ecology:

  • Homologated for operation in 20 countries across Europe
  • Expertise gained through 300 million km of track covered by the TRAXX fleet per year.
  • Tests have shown an increased tractive effort of TRAXX locomotives, due to elaborate traction and adhesion control
  • Selective switch-off of traction motors (Ecomode)
  • Last Mile function for bridging non-electrified areas
  • Via recuperation brake, the consumed energy is partically fed back
  • A web-based fleet data toolbox makes operation more efficient.
  • Condition-based maintenance and optimized maintenance programs

In a nutshell: savings and benefits in daily operation.

The choice is yours

Pre-defined options and corridors allow customers to customize the TRAXX 3 locomotive to suit particular operational requirements:

  • Choose pre-defined TRAXX base configuration, for example with Last Mile or with the energy measurement system
  • Select under pre-defined corridors.
  • Select under pre-defined options, like maximum speed or remote control
  • Additional adaptations like livery are also possible.

The result: Flexible variant management and customized homologation, fast delivery and optimized cost.

Limitless transport

The new TRAXX locomotives will cross many borders:

  • All TRAXX MS3 locomotives are homologated for operation in maxi-corridors
  • Regular extensions of the country configurations are planned
  • Here we benefit from our experience with our proven TRAXX platform which is homologated in 20 countries until now.
  • Maxi-corridors for TRAXX locomotives make operation across Europe possible, regardless of borders.

At your service

You never drive alone:

  • Along the European corridors, 500 technicians in 15 countries work for you 24/7
  • Hundreds of TRAXX locomotives are under maintenance contracts in central Europe.
  • We offer condition-based maintenance – the locomotive itself requests the maintenance of parts to be replaced.
  • Modular service is also part of our portfolio.
  • For our clients, we take over the entity in charge of maintenance – a responsibility which is compulsory in Europe.

We take care of your locomotives, helping you to stay focused on your operations and utilize your assets more efficiently.

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Passenger locomotives and more

Bombardier Transportation delivers complete mobility solutions.

  • More than 500 of our TRAXX and ALP locomotives are operating worldwide in passenger transport – nearly 400 electric locomotives, as well as diesel and dual-power locomotives.
  • In summer 2019, the first TRAXX MS3 locomotives were ordered for passenger service by RegioJet, a large private Central European rail operator.
  • Bombardier Transportation has worldwide expertise in combining our locomotives and coaches.

Together we move

Locomotive-hauled passenger traffic offers passengers a particularly comfortable travel in long-distance service. The combination of the TRAXX locomotive and double-deck coaches, like our TWINDEXX double-deck coach, is very energy- and cost-efficient. Intercity traffic closes the gap between regional and high-speed service. Bombardier connects metropolises and also medium-sized cities. Our passenger locomotives operate on electrified lines, but also as energy-efficient dual-power locomotives with innovative diesel traction.

Locomotives for all cases

Electrified TRAXX locomotives operate Europe-wide, and in Israel, and are capable of running under all main European catenaries. In North America the ALP-45 dual-power locomotives bridge gaps with the combination of electric and diesel sources. Additionally, our single and multi-engine diesel locomotive (the latter one known as “whispering locomotive” because of its low noise emissions) operate on non-electrified lines and in rescue service.

Tailor-made and off-the-shelf

The innovative TRAXX platform is easily configurable due to three basic packages, pre-defined corridors, and pre-defined options for speed, including 140 km/h, 160 km/h or in the future 200 km/h. A universal bogie for all TRAXX 3 locomotives has been developed for the whole speed range. For passenger service, communication packages are available, including a passenger information system displaying train destinations. This means: Our passenger locomotives are at the same time tailor-made and off-the-shelf.

Bombardier maintenance depot Uelzen

Milestones in maintenance

Landesverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen’s (LNVG) Bombardier fleet of 37 TRAXX locomotives, 37 TWINDEXX double-deck cab cars and 183 TWINDEXX double-deck coaches boast an exceptional fleet availability of 99% over more than 130 million train kilometers in Northern Germany. An elaborate infrastructure for maintenance in our depots in Uelzen and Bremervörde in Northern Germany makes this possible.

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The innovative TRAXX 3 platform unites Last Mile Functionality, high energy-efficiency, high train-load performance, low maintenance costs and high reliability and availability – amongst other aspects which are key benefits for operators and leasing companies. More than 2300 TRAXX locomotives have been sold until today – TRAXX means expertise, proven and innovative.

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