The innovative BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC3 locomotive has been presented in Poland together with the rolling stock leasing company Akiem. these locomotives, which operate under direct current, are the most modern and efficient in the country.
The innovative BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC3 locomotive has been presented in Poland together with the rolling stock leasing company Akiem. These locomotives, which operate under direct current, are the most modern and efficient in the country.
Akiem ordered 20 locomotives in November 2018 and delivery is scheduled between 2019 and 2021.
The traction and auxiliary converters for these locomotives are manufactured in the Bombardier site in Trápaga and that is where the management of the operative project is also carried out, which covers from the selection of suppliers and stockpiles to the final tests and shipment of the converters, passing through the intermediate phases of supplies, manufacturing, testing and final inspections.
Among the Spanish converters, the new AC3 families stand out, with 1 and 2 systems for alternating current, the DC3 for DC power supply and the new MS3, the latest generation of multi-system locomotives.
The TRAXX 3 is the most modern locomotive platform in Europe, with more than 2,300 units sold to date and 18 years of experience. Its three models also offer the Last Mile functionality, a support diesel engine which bridges non-electrified sections.
Among the advantages of the platform stand out its economic and ecological performance, having the Ecomode system able to reduce the total energy consumption by 5% to be able to turn off the traction motors individually. The locomotives are also designed with a modular maintenance that allows to reduce the downtime making the mechanical service faster and easier.