We know now that Bombardier will be building the new multi system electrics for ČD Cargo, but the operator was also looking for new mainline diesel locomotives, for international traffic. Now we received the news this tender has been cancelled.
ceetransport.com reports: Together with 40 new electrics, ČD Cargo was also searching for a manufacturer for 3+2 newly-built interoperable diesel locomotives for international services to Germany and Austria. One company placed a bid, but this was above budget.
ČD Cargo is currently working on a new tender for up to 10 diesel locomotives with a power output of at least 890 kW. Two such machines could be an alternative for a ‘heavy diesel’.