Bombardier Transportation has started delivering its innovative BOMBARDIER TRAXXdiesel multi-engine locomotives. One of the first customers, Südostbayernbahn (SOB), presented the locomotive on the SOB premises in Mühldorf, Germany.
The new locomotive boasts an overall performance of 2,252 kW and a top speed of 160 km/h. It meets the EU emission standard level IIIB and is fuel-efficient and quiet. A special feature makes all this possible: the locomotive’s multi-engine concept of four diesel engines with a performance of 563 kW each. The diesel engines can be switched on and off individually as required so the locomotive only uses the energy it actually needs.
“The purchase of eight class 245 TRAXX P160DE multi-engine locomotives is the biggest investment of Südostbayernbahn in the company’s history,” said Christoph Kraller, Director of Südostbayernbahn. “We are looking forward to transporting our passengers even more reliably and environmentally friendly in future.”
The locomotives will bolster SOB’s fleet, operating on its rail network from the middle of 2014. They will primarily pull the long double-deck trains on the main line between Simbach and Munich, in southeast Bavaria.
“The deployment of these locomotives by SOB shows that Bombardier Transportation is successful in developing innovative products for passenger and freight transport,” said Ulrich Jochem, President Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation.
About the DB regional network Südostbayernbahn (SOB)
SOB is as medium-sized company, one of seven regional networks in Germany and one of the major transport operators in southeast Bavaria. The red SOB multiple units and double-deck trains run between Munich and Salzburg, Passau and Rosenheim as well as Landshut and Traunstein. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in Bavaria has more than fulfilled the goals set at its creation in 2002: customer satisfaction, punctuality and employee satisfaction are high and SOB is recognized regularly for its quality of service, including by the passenger organization PRO BAHN.
SOB unites the different segments of rail transport under one roof – infrastructure, stations, operation, service and sales. This results in optimal service for approximately 34,000 rail customers daily. More information is available at www.suedostbayernbahn.de or on Facebook at DB Bahn SüdostBayernBahn.