posted on 29th Jun 2023 13:41
On 29 June 2023 Alstom and Northrail have completed a framework contract for 50 multi-system TRAXX Universal locomotives with a full-service maintenance package for up to 16 years. The investment was arranged and structured by Northrail for the Paris-based infrastructure investment company RIVE Private Investment (RIVE). Northrail will, on behalf of RIVE, act as asset manager and lessor of the locomotives.
The base order includes 15 locomotives and eight years of full-service maintenance. The maximum contract value amounts up to 370 million EUR. Production will take place in Kassel and is scheduled to start in 2025.
These TRAXX Universal locomotives will be the first of their kind to be homologated in France that can run at a speed of up to 160 km/h in a European corridor comprising the following six countries: Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, and Poland. All locomotives will be equipped with ATLAS, Alstom’s onboard solution for the ETCS.
The Universal version is new, includes TRAXX3 generation locomotives (AC, DC and MS) and was first presented to the public at this year's transport logistic, making the contract for Northrail the first of its kind.