25 Traxx electric locomotives of MÁV-START to be overhauled by Alstom

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  • MÁV-Vagon and Alstom signed a €3 million contract for the overhaul of MÁV-START’s fleet of 25 Traxx locomotives

  • The service of the locomotives is expected to take 3 years

15 December 2023 – Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and MÁV-Vagon have signed a contract worth €3 million for the overhaul of the bogie frames of 25 Traxx electric locomotives, part of the MÁV-START fleet. The project, which is expected to be completed over 3 years, aims to improve the quality and reliability of the rolling stock, and increase the safety and efficiency of rail transport.

The work required for the overhaul will be carried out jointly by the two companies: MÁV-VAGON will be responsible for the refurbishment of the bogies, dismantling and reassembling the gears, while Alstom will provide the overhaul of the engines and the supply of new axles and wheelsets. For the works, the locomotives will be immobilised one by one and will be put in service afterwards. The bogies are dismantled, assembled and commissioned at MÁV VAGON's headquarters in Szolnok, while the associated engine overhaul is carried out in Hennigsdorf, Germany.

The first shipment of the engines to be renovated left Szolnok on December 12, 2023. After the repairs, they are expected to arrive back in the first quester of next year and be installed in the renovated bogies.

The Traxx locomotives are the youngest electric locomotives in the MÁV-START fleet and together they have already covered more than 60 million kilometers.

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