Following PSŽ (see here)
, AWT is another lessor of Akiem’s new TRAXX MS locomotives, which are fitted for possible use in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. AWT has hired for three years 186 351 and 353, which have now been authorised for use in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Austria. They entered the Czech Republic on 28 December 2017, reaching Ostrava, which is AWT’s base, that day.
On 4 January 2018 they were formally handed over to AWT. This photo shows them at Ostrava hl. n. One of the duties envisaged for these new TRAXXes is a new semi-trailer service for LKW Walter. This is to start up on 8 January, with four train pairs per week between Ostrava and Herne, operated in Germany by ITL Eisenbahn. Another of Akiem’s TRAXX MSes fitted for the same combination of countries is to be hired later in January for a two-year period by LTE.