Alstom has developed Prima locomotives for freight (maximum speed of 120/140 km/h) and passenger transport (maximum speed 200 km/h). The Prima II platform guarantees both unequalled performance and a wide choice of configurations.
A true cross-border locomotive
Conforming to interoperability technical specifications, Prima II easily crosses borders and can travel over all European corridors.
It is compatible with four different electricity voltages (25 kV, 15 kV, 3 000 V et 1 500 V) and can adapt to prevailing safety standards in the countries where it operates.
With its independent Onix traction chain on each axle, the Prima II can tow up to more than 5,800 tonnes in single unit at its continuous rating and guarantee 75% of the locomotive’s performance in degraded mode.
Prima locomotives are fitted with brakes that are both rheostatic and regenerative, returning energy back to the power grid via the catenary.
Building locomotives has been and continues to be a core business for Alstom. Prima is built with service-proven sub-systems, with more than 2,000 units sold worldwide.