Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation and CARGOUNIT (commercial brand of Industrial Division), a leading locomotive and passenger rolling stock leasing provider based in Poland, celebrated the handover of the first of three BOMBARDIER TRAXX MS locomotives in Gdansk.
- Delivery of first of three TRAXX multi-system locomotives to new Polish customer CARGOUNIT (Industrial Division), a leading locomotive leasing company in Central and Eastern Europe
- Carbodies made in Wroclaw, Poland, where CARGOUNIT is based
The next two multi-system locomotives are scheduled for delivery later this month.
“We’re pleased to offer our customers these proven TRAXX locomotives which are characterized by multiple country homologations and low operating costs. Adding multi-system locomotives to our fleet is a part of our core strategy aimed at fulfilling growing demand of our customers for modern locomotives for international rail transport in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Łukasz Boroń, CEO of CARGOUNIT. The locomotives are authorized for operation in seven countries (Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and The Netherlands).
“With CARGOUNIT being the largest Polish leasing company, we have now gained another important customer in this dynamically evolving market,” said Peter Ammann, Head of Global Business Development Locomotives. “We are committed to our locomotive business in Poland and are proud that our TRAXX carbodies are produced at the Bombardier site in Wroclaw, the city where CARGOUNIT is also based.”
More than 240 TRAXX locomotives have been sold for operation in Poland and neighbouring countries. However, in the last 20 years, more than 2,300 TRAXX locomotives have been sold worldwide, including over 600 TRAXX multi-system locomotives. Designed to operate on Europe’s four main rail supply voltages, these locomotives also provide the necessary flexibility and interoperability to manage international rail transport across Europe.