[NL] Dutch railways and Akiem sign a sale and leaseback agreement for 45 TRAXX locomotives

On 24.05.2018 NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) and Akiem signed a sale and leaseback agreement for 45 Bombardier TRAXX locomotives. The locomotives, designed for operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria, pull NS passenger trains in the Netherlands and towards Belgium using the high-speed line. Akiem was awarded the contract following a competitive bidding process. For the period of the lease contract, which is due to start in June 2018, NS remains responsible for the maintenance and operational management of the locomotives.

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