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TRAXX Locomotive Contract for Bombardier


The transport and logistics branch of the French Railways, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF) has confirmed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to supply 80 interoperable diesel electric BOMBARDIER TRAXX F140 DE locomotives, with an initial firm order of 45 locomotives. The value of this firm order is estimated at approximately 160 million euros ($203 million US). The first delivery is scheduled for May 2010.

The TRAXX locomotive product family is designed for efficient and sustainable operation and is characterized by its modular concept. The locomotives are used to transport goods as well as passengers on national and international routes and are suitable for all networks. Since their introduction, more than 1,300 TRAXX locomotives have already been sold.


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