[EU] Ten more TRAXX locomotives for Metrans in 2018

HHLA’s intermodal subsidiary Metrans has ordered ten more TRAXX multi-system locomotives from Bombardier so it can move more trains with its own locomotives.

The HHLA intermodal subsidiary Metrans not only has its own terminals in the hinterland but is also fortifying its own traction fleet. This means that more and more Metrans locomotives are pulling container trains through Europe. Metrans will pursue this successful strategy by adding ten further locomotives to its fleet, beginning in the first quarter of 2018.

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Peter Kiss, Executive Board member of the Metrans group: “With more of our own locomotives to our disposal, we can better manage our transport process. We will be more reliable, more flexible and be able to offer new services. Next year, we want accomplish these goals predominantly in Poland, where Metrans is taking over the transport service of the HHLA’s subsidiary Polzug.”

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Railcolor: The ten new electrics for Metrans will be delivered between March and November 2018. They will be numbered as 386 031-040 and have the country specific package DE-AT-PL-NL-CZ-SK-HU and equipped with ETCS L2. The full list of Metrans’ TRAXX MS locomotives can be found on Railcolor.net

Photo: Marcus Alf