77 locomotives belonging to Alpha Trains will be upgraded to ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2.
Following conditions of test operation in the Czech Republic being fulfilled, remaining TRAXX MS3 locomotives ordered so far by Czech operators can be delivered, as they can use them at least within the country.
Conditions given by Drážní úřad for test operation of the very first TRAXX MS3 locomotives in revenue service, 388.001 and 002, were fulfilled recently.
On 29 January 2021, Alstom announced completion of the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.
On 18 December 2020, Bombardier Transportation and Railpool have announced the signature of a contract for an ETCS OBU from Baseline 2 to Baseline 3 upgrade for 73 of Railpool’s TRAXX MS2 locomotives.
Bombardier Transportation announced that its Transnet locomotive fleet in South Africa has successfully completed ten million km in service since operations began in December 2017.
On 9 July 2020 Alstom announced that following the notification of the transaction to the European Commission on 11 June 2020, it has taken a further step towards closing of its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.
On 12 June 2020, both first ČD Cargo TRAXX MS3 locomotives, which are present in the Czech Republic, moved from the VUZ Velim test centre to the Ústí nad Labem depot. Following all necessary paperwork being sorted out, the first run in the test regime took place on 23 June.