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Prima heavy freight locomotive

Alstom is one of the leader in the market of heavy freight electric locomotives. Prima T6 (6-axle) and Prima T8 (8-axle) are based on a modular platform designed to provide operators the most suitable solutions for heavy freight services.

Suited to extremes

Both alone and with its partners, Alstom develops Prima T6 and Prima T8, two electric locomotives for heavy freight operations guaranteeing low maintenance costs and high operational performances in extreme conditions.

The highest power and tractive effort

Prima T6 and Prima T8 offer one of the highest power and tractive efforts of the market which is provided by the double-section locomotives. Prima T6 is able to reach 120 km/h with a traction effort up to 584 kN. It provides up to 9,600 kW traction power and is capable to pull up to 10,000 tons.

Prima T8 can travel at speeds of up to 120 km/h with a traction effort up to 833 kN. It provides up to 8,800 kW traction power and is capable to pull up to 9,000 tons.

Easier maintenance

The maintenance of Prima T6 and Prima T8 throughout their lifecycle is facilitated by their modular and standardised architecture. Designed for service ability, principles have been applied to provide easier access to key parts and systems which facilitate maintenance. Alstom’s TrainTracer solution for preventive maintenance solution increases train availability and reduces maintenance costs.

A high level of comfort

The driver’s cab and interiors are designed and equipped to offer the best possible working conditions: large cabin equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, floor heating…

Adapted to extreme climates

These locomotives can withstand the extreme weather conditions (harsh winter, extreme cold, dust or humid desert) where temperatures can range from -50 °C to +40 °C. Prima T6 is in service in Iran and China and Prima T8 in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and soon in India.

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