THIS IS A BOMBARDIER STATE-OF-THE-ART LOCOMOTIVE, ABLE TO MAXIMIZE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, ENSURING GREATER LOAD, TRACTION CAPACITY AND LOWER ENERGY CONSUMPTION.
For greater efficiency and lower operation costs, the TRAXX DC3 has also been designed around the freight industry’s latest digital maintenance solutions. Intelligent platforms based on Conditional Based Maintenance, Big Data and IoT technology correlate data coming from the vehicle and the rail infrastructure to monitor the vehicle’s health in real-time, predicting maintenance interventions, while guaranteeing maximum fleet performance and availability.
The prototype converters of the propulsion systems of these vehicles have been developed at Trápaga’s factory (Basque Country).
Italian rail operators, Mercitalia Rail, Captrain Italy, GTS and Locoitalia are the first to have enhanced their freight service by purchasing the new TRAXX DC3. In addition to the 190 BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC locomotives delivered, there are currently 54 locomotives in the pipeline.
This is a state-of-the-art locomotive, able to maximize energy efficiency, ensuring greater load, traction capacity and lower energy consumption. One of the locomotive’s most interesting features is its Last Mile function that offers new logistical concepts by enabling the locomotive to easily bridge non-electrified track sections often found in ports or freight terminals.
RENFE currently has 100 locomotives belonging to the Bombardier TRAXX platform (series 253), whose propulsion systems were developed at the Bombardier Trápaga’s factory. The locomotives of the TRAXX family have been operating in Spain for years with a high development in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean corridors, which has served to highlight the maturity and experience of Bombardier in the manufacture of this type of vehicles