Akiem and Bombardier unveil first TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland at TRAKO

Akiem and Bombardier unveil first TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland at TRAKO

Gdansk, September 24, 2019 – Mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation and locomotive leasing company Akiem present the new BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland at the TRAKO 2019 international railway fair, taking place in Gdansk, Poland from September 24 to 27. The event is the largest rail industry meeting in Poland, presenting state-of-the-art transport systems and railway infrastructure.


  • Latest generation of TRAXX DC locomotives for Polish market offer increased power and efficiency
  • New locomotive unveiled at TRAKO, the largest rail industry meeting and exhibition in Poland



Together with our launch customer Akiem, we are pleased to showcase our brand new TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland. For over ten years, the performance of our proven TRAXX locomotives have been convincing Polish operators of their top-notch quality. Today, we are looking forward to introducing our newest generation of locomotives in Poland, which offer increased power and efficiency, intelligent adhesion control allowing maximum train loads and improved maintenance intervals. We are committed to Poland – among other things Bombardier is producing main components such as carbodies for its locomotives at our site in Wroclaw.

Sławomir Nalewajka, Head of Bombardier Transportation Poland

The TRAXX DC locomotives belong to the innovative TRAXX platform. The entire new platform can be equipped with Last Mile function, a technology that enables the locomotive to bridge non-electrified track sections. The development of this new locomotive generation is based on the success of the proven TRAXX family. To date, more than 2,000 of these locomotives are operating in 20 countries, covering a combined distance of around 300 million kilometres per year. Their operators can rely on a dense network of workshops all over Europe as well as a multi-language, 24/7 support hotline and other benefits from Bombardier’s Services teams.

Visit Akiem and Bombardier at TRAKO International Railway Fair in Gdańsk from September 24 to 27, at Stand No 37, Hall A (Akiem) and Stand No 27, Hall B (Bombardier), and on track 3, outdoor area B, in the outdoor exhibition area (1st TRAXX DC 3 Akiem/Bombardier).

In November 2018, we acquired 20 TRAXX DC3 locomotives under contracts for a total of 33 TRAXX AC, DC and MS locomotives that will operate in Poland and Central Europe. With this new acquisition program, our company is able to lease a fleet of 55 locomotives in Poland for freight and passenger traffic. We are providing leasing offers including full-service maintenance that are answering our customers’ reliability, haulage capacity and performance requirements. With our office in Warsaw, we are committed to accompanying our customers to design the traction solution they need to compete in the Polish rail transportation market.

Franck Besnard, Managing Director of Akiem
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