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GTS Rail has ordered locomotives from Bombardier and also plans to double its fleet

GTS Rail has ordered locomotives from Bombardier and also plans to double its fleet
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03 / 02 / 2021

GTS Rail ordered three Traxx DC3 E.494 locomotives from Bombardier. The Italian intermodal freight operator will thus expand its fleet. The locomotives should be delivered in September 2021.

GTS Rail plans to develop significantly in the coming years. It plans to double its current fleet. Thanks to the completed order, GTS Rail will have a total of 20 Traxx type locomotives in its fleet and 8 of them will be new generation locomotives.

“We’re pleased to further strengthen our fleet which confirms our strategy of being an asset-based company. Bombardier is one of our earliest partners and we will also entrust them with our service business for the next 10 years. The years to come will see exponential growth in rail transport and we are pleased to seize this incredible opportunity,” Alessio Muciaccia, the CEO of GTS Rail, said to media.

GTS Rail currently has a fleet of 15 electric locomotives. All of them were supplied by Bombadier Transportation. Due to the fact that all locomotives are manufactured by one manufacturer, they have the same technical parameters and properties.

“The signing of this contract represents further confirmation of the appreciation and trust between Bombardier and GTS Rail for more than thirteen years. It is a real partnership resulting in a fleet of 20 locomotives for Italy, all from Bombardier’s Traxx product family,” Franco Beretta, the CEO of Bombardier Transportation Italy, said.

The new locomotives for GTS Rail will be manufactured in Italy, specifically in the Vado Ligure workshop, owned by Bobardier Transportation. In this workshop, E464 and Traxx locomotives are produced, which are then intended for the Italian and European markets. Traxx locomotives are then a great solution for hauliers in the current situation on the railway, where the main goal is to reduce the impact on the environment.