Mercitalia new maxi-order placed to Bombardier
A preliminary accord for 125 TRAXX electric locos was sealed
Mercitalia Rail, together with TX Logistik, sealed a preliminary accord with Bombardier Transportation, worth overall 400 million Euro, for the construction of 125 TRAXX electric locos to be deployed by two FS subsidiaries in Italy and Europe.
The news was originally disclosed by trade unions, proud that the new units will be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation Italy of Vado Ligure, at risk of being shut down.
The agreement, sealed after public tender, which also saw other bidders, will be formalized next days by signing final contract.
The tender, published on Mercitalia Rail website, mentioned 30 (+ an option of further 30) DC electric locomotives on behalf of Mercitalia and 40 (+25) Multisystem units on behalf of TX.
Deliveries to both companies should start in 3Q 2018 to continue with 2 locos per month each.