RENFE places €419m order

Bombardier Transportation announced yesterday that it has been selected by RENFE, Spanish National Railways, to supply 100 Traxx F140 DC locomotives.


Contract signing is expected to take place in the near future. Delivery of the first locomotives is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2008 and continue until 2010. The contract as announced by RENFE is estimated at €419m and also includes a 14-year maintenance service agreement for this fleet of locomotives.

In accordance with the contractual agreements, a portion of the vehicles will be manufactured by Bombardier at RENFE’s site in Villaverde, near Madrid. Propulsion systems will also be manufactured by Bombardier in Spain at its Trapaga facility, Biscay.

The Traxx F140 DC locomotives are designed for freight transportation in 3kV DC networks at maximum travelling speeds of 140km/h. The F140 DC version is a member of the Traxx family of locomotives. The locomotives are equipped with Bombardier’s MITRAC propulsion and control technology.

So far, almost 1000 Traxx locomotives based on the 185 Series have been ordered with more than 600 of them already in daily operation transporting goods and passengers throughout Europe.