Slovakian PSŽ enhances locomotive fleet with EffiShunters 1000

Slovakian PSŽ enhances locomotive fleet with EffiShunters 1000

Prvá Slovenská železniční (PSŽ) will expand its transport fleet with two EffiShunter 1000 locomotives. The contract was signed by representatives of both companies at the CZ LOKO plant in Jihlava, where the locomotives are manufactured.

Both will be delivered in early 2025.

"The shortage of diesel locomotives and the increased transport volume in Romania and Hungary, especially on non-electrified lines, accelerated our decision to purchase two EffiShunters. The decisive criterion, apart from quality, was to extend the interoperability of this type of locomotive to Romania," says Ladislav Szutányi, General Manager of PSŽ.

The company also transports goods in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. With interoperable locomotives and a single licence in these four EU countries, it has simplified and accelerated transport without overloading at intermediate stations.

"The new contract confirms the success of the EffiShunter 1000 locomotive on the international market. For us, its use on Romanian lines is another great challenge. Romania will be the sixth country where this locomotive can be operated," added Michal Schaffer, Sales Manager of CZ LOKO.

The Slovakian freight operator already has two other CZ LOKO locomotives in its fleet, an EffiLiner 1600 diesel locomotive and an EffiLiner 3000 electric locomotive, which can operate on 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC systems.

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