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Bombardier obtains electric locomotive contract from Italian Railways


Bombardier Transportation recently was awarded a $129.5 million contract to supply 48 TRAXX® P160 DCP electric locomotives to Trenitalia Divisione Trasporto Regionale (Italian Railways).

Trenitalia plans to use the locomotives to partially replace and expand to its current locomotive fleet. Since 1999, the railway has been operating Bombardier’s TRAXX locomotives, which are designed to reach maximum speeds of 99 mph.

Bombardier plans to produce the locomotives at its Vado Ligure, Italy, plant; propulsion and electric equipment will be supplied by Bombardier’s Trapaga, Spain, facility.

Delivery is scheduled between September 2005 and September 2006. Once complete, Bombardier will have delivered 288 of the locomotives to the Italian Railways.

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