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More than 100 Traxx DC3 locomotives sold by Alstom, 85 already delivered and produced in Vado Ligure (SV)

  • Three new orders signed in January 2022

  • All locomotives have been assembled or will be assembled at the Alstom plant in Vado Ligure (SV)

16 March 2022 – Alstom, global leader in green and smart mobility, continues to expand its supply of the electric locomotives Traxx DC3. Alstom has signed three new supply contracts for Traxx locomotives in the second half of January 2022 for a total of 13 locomotives:

  • GTS Rail of Bari announced an order for five additional units with Last Mile (LM). These will join the 14 GTS Traxx DC2 (E.483), and the 8 Traxx DC3 locomotives.
  • The Italian Branch of the leasing Company Railpool ordered five Traxx DC3 LM. These will be in addition to the 10 already in revenue earning service and to the 5 locomotives that Railpool inherited from LOCOITALIA.
  • The Private Operator Medway Italia bought three Traxx DC3s. The Company fleet will grow to include nine locomotives, three already running, three in ongoing production, and the last three that were ordered in January.

Since the first order of 40 locomotives received in December 2017 from Mercitalia Rail (Ferrovie dello Stato Group), several private operators and leasing companies have opted for this new state-of-the-art motive power to base their development plans.

The 101 locomotives were purchased by eight different customers, in eighteen separate base orders or option executions. The latest three contracts, awarded in January, are proof of our customers’ trust, placing repeat orders to enlarge their existing fleet. The deliveries of the 13 Traxx locomotives are planned between May 2022 and the first half of 2023.

Traxx DC3 locomotives sold
Traxx DC3s are running on the Italian railway network today
new orders for Traxx locomotives in the second half of January 2022

Out of the total 101 Traxx DC3s, 44 include the Last Mile - Diesel and Battery equipment, which allows the use of the locomotive on non-electrified lines, often found in ports, industrial areas or terminals. The number of LM equipped locomotives is increasing, following some post-delivery retrofit recently executed in the Alstom plant of Vado Ligure. Today, 85 Traxx DC3s are running on the Italian railway network, in both configurations with or without LM equipment.

In February 2019, the Traxx DC3, known in Italy as class E.494, received type homologation by the National Safety Authority.

The Traxx 3 platform is the most modern platform for four-axle locomotives in Europe. The three models, Traxx AC3, Traxx MS3 and Traxx DC offer increased operational performance and reliability, and are more energy efficient than previous versions. In addition, their maintenance intervals have been extended by 33% to improve availability and reduce maintenance effort. More than 2,400 units have been sold over the last 20 years. They have been approved in 20 countries and cover a total annual distance of more than 300 million km. The three models, Traxx AC3, Traxx MS3 and Traxx DC3, offer a supporting diesel engine for bridging non-electrified sections with the optional LM function.

All the locomotives designed for the Italian market have been and will be produced at Alstom's Vado Ligure site. The plant that has more than one hundred years of experience in the design and construction of locomotives, including the latest generation of Traxx electric locomotives, is a centre for production and maintenance of rolling stock, locomotives and subsystems. A historic site, where more than 400 employees, engaged in the manufacture of the latest generation of Traxx electric locomotives for Italian and European freight operators, as well as carrying out major overhauls of traction units.


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