RegioJet to buy thirteen more TRAXX MS3 locomotives from Alstom
Deliveries will take place by fall next year and the company will strengthen its locomotive rental business.
RegioJet will continue to expand with Alstom’s TRAXX MS3 locomotives. The company has signed a new framework agreement with the manufacturer for the supply of thirteen multi-system locomotives. RegioJet currently operates eighteen of these locomotives.
The locomotives will be used for passenger services on international and domestic long-distance routes. RegioJet plans to operate them on existing routes from Prague to Bratislava, Prague to Vienna and Budapest, as well as on new routes in other European countries. The locomotives are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2024. The contract comes just weeks after the company began discussing the possibility of purchasing Chinese locomotives.
Transfer of existing locomotives to RegioJet Pool
Once the new locomotives are delivered and put into service on international routes, the existing locomotives will become part of the RegioJet Pool and then be leased to other operators. The first locomotives are already part of RegioJet Pool, a new subsidiary of RegioJet.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková