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27 May 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:07 GMT+2

March 8, 2019

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Mercitalia Rail has taken in delivery before the 40 new locomotives electrical workers

They are produced in the plant of Vado Ligure of the Bombardier Transportation

The railway company Mercitalia Rail of the group FS Italian has taken in delivery before the 40 new locomotives produced electrical workers TRAXX E494 in the plant of Vado Ligure (Savona) from Bombardier Transportation. New locomotives TRAXX E494 take part of the contract which signed to December 2017 from Mercitalia Rail and Bombardier that the delivery of five locomotives to the month previews, with the completion of the supply within October of this ulterior year and the option of 20 units in the following months, for an investment of about 180 million euros. Bombardier will take care also of the maintenance of the locomotives for a period eight-year-old.

"The new locomotives, together with those interoperabili already ordered from TX Logistik, the German society of the Polo Mercitalia that work in the greater European Countries - it has emphasized the managing director of Mercitalia Logistics, Marco Gosso - constitutes our more important investment. An investment of the total value of about 400 million euros that will afford us to renew, in the next biennium, about a third party of the fleet locomotives of property for being able to offer to our customers greater ability to transport and more reliable and punctual services".

The new locomotives will have the maximum power of traction of 6,4 MW and a force of traction of 320 kN and will allow with Mercitalia Rail to offer to the customers freight trains with advanced specification regarding the current convoys, guaranteeing the best standards than comfort and safety to own machinists. , Thanks to systems moreover braking autogenerated to you and to the innovative system "Echo", these locomotives will have meaningfully inferior energetic consumption regarding the current standards.

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