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Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 2023/02/23 - RAILPOOL, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle leasing companies, and Alstom signed a framework contract comprising 27 new built Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives and an option for further 15 locomotives - RAILPOOL.com.de / - Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO
• RAILPOOL expands footprint in Polish, Italian and Scandinavian markets with existing fleet and new rolling-stock;
• New framework contract signed with Alstom comprising 27 new built Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives and an option for further 15 locomotives;
• RAILPOOL as lessor with biggest homogeneous fleet of Traxx DC3 Last Mile locomotives in Italy.
The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway and Sweden and will be manufactured at Alstom sites in Kassel (Germany) and Vado Ligure (Italy) for delivery starting in 2024. Further to the investment in new rolling-stock, RAILPOOL will be shifting nine additional Traxx AC2 locomotives of its existing fleet to Sweden and Norway, where RAILPOOL operates three own workshop locations in Oslo, Gothenburg and Malmö since the takeover of Nordisk TogTeknikk AS and its 100% daughter NTT Sverige AB in 2022.
Torsten Lehnert, CEO of RAILPOOL said: " We are pleased to swiftly meet the increasing demand for rolling-stock in Sweden and Norway, providing more of our reliable fleet and additionally feeding the region with up to 20 new built Traxx AC3 Last Mile locomotives. The successful expansion of our footprint by the provision of modern e-locomotives but also through our local engagement in Scandinavia, Italy and Poland makes us proud."
Notably, with this latest order, RAILPOOL has become the lessor with the biggest homogeneous fleet of Traxx DC3 Last Mile locomotives in Italy, where RAILPOOL has its office in Savona. In Poland, at the beginning of February, RAILPOOL celebrated the official office inauguration for the newly established Railpool Polska Sp. z o.o. in Poznań.
Peter Amman, Customer Director Locomotives at Alstom, added: "We are delighted that with the Traxx 3, Railpool has once again opted for the most modern platform for four-axle locomotives in Europe. It makes us proud to decisively support one of our largest customers in the locomotive sector in the expansion of their activities throughout the continent."
RAILPOOL (railpool.com.de) is one of the leading railway vehicle leasing companies offering real expertise for full service from a single source. The company was founded in Munich in 2008 and now operates in 17 European countries.
RAILPOOL is one of the largest providers in Europe with around 400 locomotives and 148 passenger vehicles (and an investment total of 1.6 billion euros). The RAILPOOL fleet covers 85,000, 000 kilometers every year and makes an important contribution to the modal shift to rail. RAILPOOL has its own warehouse with more than 3,100 different spare parts and components.
Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom (alstomgroup.com) develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2022, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, for the 12th consecutive time. Headquartered in France and present in 70 countries, Alstom employs more than 74,000 people. The Group posted revenues of €15.5 billion for the fiscal year ending on 31 March 2022.
Jörn Bischoff - Germany
Philippe Molitor - Corporate France & DACH region