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Traxx locomotives: Superior performance in every environment

Traxx locomotives at a glance

  • 175' years experience in locomotive design and manufacturing
  • Adaptable to very challenging climate conditions
  • Higher energy efficiency than comparable locomotives
  • Extended maintenance intervals
  • Wide range of last-mile, hybrid or even dual-power functionalities available

Alstom’s portfolio of Traxx™ locomotives is the broadest in the industry and covers most electric and hybrid markets worldwide. Our products have been proven to pull heavier train loads compared with locomotives of the same class in many applications.

Several locomotive types can be equipped with last-mile, hybrid or even dual-power functionality to allow more sustainable and efficient operation concepts​.

The most innovative locomotives in European freight and passenger transportation

Electric multi-purpose locomotive for CFL, displayed at InnoTrans 2022, Germany
Electric multi-purpose locomotive for CFL, displayed at InnoTrans 2022, Germany

Traxx Universal™ offers a flexible and modular design for many applications and configurations in Europe and neighbouring regions. Its strong, modular platform approach results in various advantages for single as well as multi-country applications. Dozens of customers benefit from high reliability and availability, commonality and a strong service network for all types of support, while reducing their operational cost with reduced energy consumption and increased payload.  

High power for heavy freight

Alstom’s Traxx Hauler™ locomotives are among the most powerful in the world, capable of hauling up to 10,000 tonnes and they run at up to 120 km/h. They can be built for different railway gauges, standards (GOST, TSI, India, China, etc.) and catenary voltages, as well as for long international journeys or under extreme weather conditions. 

Prima T8 KZ8A electric freight locomotive for KTZ
Electric freight locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways
Prima M4 - KZ4AT Locomotive in Kazakstan
Electric passenger locomotives in Kazakhstan run well in extreme cold, down to -50ºC

The advantages of modularity

Traxx Passenger™ benefits from Alstom’s 150-year experience in locomotive design. Its particularly versatile design offers state-of-the-art solutions in various regions. The locomotives serve as the backbone of passenger operations, being able to haul a great variety of cars at different speeds. 

Shunting with an eco-friendly attitude

Alstom’s Traxx Shunter™ locomotives are designed to reduce CO2 and noise emissions, and can save up to 60% on power consumption with its clever energy management. Traxx Shunter even goes a step further in eco-friendliness by offering catenary and diesel, or catenary and battery-based solutions for heavier shunting, track works or short haul operation.  This gives substantial reductions in noise and carbon footprint – up to 6,000 tonnes/year at SBB Cargo.

Prima H4 for SBB in Martigny - Switzerland
Hybrid shunting locomotive for SBB
  • >95%
    More than 95% recyclable ​
  • 50%
    Hybrid solutions or dual-mode versions with 50% fuel savings
  • 140,000
    More than 140,000 locomotives currently in operation worldwide
  • >175
    Over 175 years' experience in locomotive design and manufacturing​