Luxembourg based CFL cargo has signed a contract purchase 10 Traxx MS multi-system electric locomotives from Bombardier Transportation.
The new locomotives will enable CFL cargo to provide seamless cross-border transport from Central Europe to France.
The locomotives will be authorised for service in Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Austria, Belgium, and France. A part of the 10 new locomotives for CFL cargo will be equipped with the innovative Last Mile diesel concept that enables the Traxx locomotive to operate in non-electrified terminals and sites.
“We are very pleased to be the first railway operator to expand its business offering with an optimized rail transport solution for the East-West European corridor. The new Traxx multi-system locomotives will allow us to cross numerous borders as easily as a truck, thus providing our clients with a competitive transport solution that contributes to reaching the European New Green Deal objective of increasing rail’s share of Europe’s overall transport to 30 per cent by 2030,” said Laurence Zenner, chief executive officer of CFL cargo.
“Together, with our launch customer CFL cargo, we are proud to offer an innovative solution that opens new business opportunities for rail transport clients. Our Traxx MS locomotive is Europe’s most-modern locomotive, and we are looking forward to supporting the expansion of East-West freight transport in Europe,” added Peter Ammann, head of global business development locomotives, Bombardier Transportation.