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Romania on Track to Greener Mobility with Alstom's Traxx Electric Locomotives

Romania on Track to Greener Mobility with Alstom's Traxx Electric Locomotives
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Alstom and ARF sign a contract
31 / 01 / 2024

Alstom and the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) have signed a contract for the delivery of 16 Traxx 3 MS electric locomotives and 20 years of associated maintenance services.

The contract, totaling around €150 million, extends Alstom’s collaboration with ARF within the rolling stock sector. The 20-year maintenance and repair period can be extended by a further 20 years by concluding an additional agreement.

“I am delighted to see that Alstom’s rolling stock offer in Romania is being extended with electric locomotives for our esteemed customer ARF. The new locomotives will significantly contribute to the country’s journey towards sustainable mobility, aligning with Alstom's commitment to advancing greener and smarter mobility solutions worldwide,” said Gabriel Stanciu, Managing Director of Alstom Romania, Bulgaria, and Moldova.

The four-axle electric locomotives will have a maximum speed of 200 km/h and will be able to tow up to 16 passenger cars. They will be equipped with Alstom’s state-of-the-art onboard ERTMS system for optimal efficiency and high levels of safety and security while ensuring full interoperability. The locomotives are designed to improve mobility within and between Romania’s major cities.

The Traxx locomotives offer a flexible design based on a robust, modular platform approach compatible with many applications (single or multi-country freight and passenger transport) and available in various configurations (AC, DC, and multi-system). This product delivers increased operational performance and reliability with higher energy efficiency and extended maintenance intervals to improve its availability.

Traxx locomotives have been homologated in 20 countries, covering a total annual distance of more than 300 million kilometers, with more than 2,700 units sold since the year 2000.

Alstom has been active in Romania for almost 30 years and is a market leader in railway electrification and signaling solutions. The company is responsible for implementing signaling or electrification solutions on the Rhine-Danube railway corridor as well as in the Cluj area, where the company is also part of the consortium building the second metro system in the country, in the city of Cluj Napoca. The first CBTC urban signaling solution in the country is under implementation by Alstom on Bucharest’s metro Line 5. The company has also been the provider of maintenance services for the Bucharest metro fleet for nearly 20  years, with an ongoing contract valid until 2036.


Source: Alstom Press Release