[IMAGE]Bombardier-Hungary1.jpg[/IMAGE]Bombardier Transportation received an order from the Hungarian State Railway company, MÁV, for 25 BOMBARDIER TRAXX P 160 AC locomotives valued at approximately $112 million. The contract also includes an option for a further 25 locomotives. The delivery of the first locomotive is scheduled for spring 2011.
According to MÁV, the locomotives, which operate with alternating current (AC), are intended for passenger service in Hungary as well as for cross-border transport to Austria and Germany.
The TRAXX product family is designed for the transport of goods as well as passengers in national and international routes on all networks. It consists of three electric variants (multi-system, alternating and direct current locomotives) and a diesel-electric design. The TRAXX locomotives are characterised by their modular assembly as well as the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and controls system, already in use in over 3,800 locomotives worldwide.
The final assembly of the AC locomotives for MÁV will take place at the Bombardier plant in Kassel, Germany. The car bodies will be produced at Bombardier's site in Wroclaw, Poland, the bogies in Siegen, Germany, and the bogie frames in the company's Hungarian site of Mátranovák. The Mannheim and Hennigsdorf sites, in Germany, will supply the propulsion and controls technology as well as the propulsion equipment.