Alstom delivers the first Traxx DC locomotive to Mercitalia, 70 more ordered

Alstom delivers the first Traxx DC locomotive to Mercitalia, 70 more ordered
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The delivery starts a new batch of 20 locomotives equipped with a last-mile shunting module.


Alstom has delivered the first Traxx Universal™ DC locomotive equipped with last-mile technology to Polo Logistica FS through Mercitalia Rail, enabling direct train connections to non-electrified areas without requiring separate shunting locomotives.

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© Mercitalia

The locomotive, which was handed over at Alstom's Vado Ligure facility, is part of an optional batch of 20 locomotives, adding to the existing 40 already in commercial service under a 2017 agreement.

This delivery coincides with Polo Logistica FS’s announcement of awarding Alstom a €323 million contract for 70 additional locomotives, with maintenance services included and an option to purchase another 30.

© Mercitalia
© Mercitalia

The new Traxx DC locomotive, specifically designed for freight transport, combines high traction capacity with energy efficiency. Its improved design over previous models allows for a more functional maintenance plan, offering longer intervals.

© Mercitalia
© Mercitalia

Key stakeholders, including representatives from Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and local industry bodies, attended the handover ceremony, highlighting the collaborative efforts required to realize the ambitious goals of Polo Logistica’s broader fleet modernization initiative.

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