Bombardier Locomotives for Hungarian State Railway

Bombardier Transportation has announced receipt of an order from the Hungarian State Railway company, MÁV, for 25 Bombardier TRAXX P 160 AC locomotives, valued at approximately €80 million (US$112 million). The delivery of the first locomotive is scheduled for spring 2011.  The company said the contract includes an option for a further 25 locomotives.

"Our locomotive investment project and the purchase of the new TRAXX locomotives are very important for achieving better energy efficiency within our fleet and replacing older locomotives," said Dr. Imre Márkus, CEO of MÁV-TRAKCIÓ Co. "The new locomotives will contribute to the modernization and energy effectiveness of the Hungarian railways. They will enable MÁV-TRAKCIÓ Co. to reduce maintenance costs and continue to fulfill more contractual obligations for international corridors."

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 at the company's plant in Mátranovák, Hungary. Bombardier's Mannheim and Hennigsdorf sites in Germany will supply the propulsion and controls technology as well as the propulsion equipment.