RAILPOOL brings more Traxx locomotives into Poland, Italy and Scandinavia
RAILPOOL expands footprint in Polish, Italian and Scandinavian markets with existing fleet and new rolling-stock
New framework contract signed with Alstom comprising 27 new built Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives and an option for further 15 locomotives
RAILPOOL as lessor with biggest homogeneous fleet of Traxx DC3 Last Mile locomotives in Italy
Berlin/Munich, 21 February 2023 –RAILPOOL, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle leasing companies, and Alstom signed a framework contract comprising 27 new built Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives and an option for further 15 locomotives.
The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway and Sweden and will be manufactured at Alstom sites in Kassel (Germany) and Vado Ligure (Italy) for delivery starting in 2024. Further to the investment in new rolling-stock, RAILPOOL will be shifting nine additional Traxx AC2 locomotives of its existing fleet to Sweden and Norway, where RAILPOOL operates three own workshop locations in Oslo, Gothenburg and Malmö since the takeover of Nordisk TogTeknikk AS and its 100% daughter NTT Sverige AB in 2022.
Torsten Lehnert, CEO of RAILPOOL said: " We are pleased to swiftly meet the increasing demand for rolling-stock in Sweden and Norway, providing more of our reliable fleet and additionally feeding the region with up to 20 new built Traxx AC3 Last Mile locomotives. The successful expansion of our footprint by the provision of modern e-locomotives but also through our local engagement in Scandinavia, Italy and Poland makes us proud."
Notably, with this latest order, RAILPOOL has become the lessor with the biggest homogeneous fleet of Traxx DC3 Last Mile locomotives in Italy, where RAILPOOL has its office in Savona. In Poland, at the beginning of February, RAILPOOL celebrated the official office inauguration for the newly established Railpool Polska Sp. z o.o. in Poznań.
Peter Amman, Customer Director Locomotives at Alstom, added: "We are delighted that with the Traxx 3, Railpool has once again opted for the most modern platform for four-axle locomotives in Europe. It makes us proud to decisively support one of our largest customers in the locomotive sector in the expansion of their activities throughout the continent."