Israel Railways Announces Winning Bidder in First Locomotive Tender

Israel Railways Announces Winning Bidder in First Locomotive Tender
September 5, 2015 11:28 am

ISR published an international tender for the supply of 62 electric locomotives with an option for additional 32 locos. Last week Bombardier Transportation was announced as the winning bidder.

The new TRAXX 6.4 MW BoBo locomotives will be used to haul up to eight coach double deck or 12 coach single deck push pull trains at up to 160 km per hour.

They will replace existing diesel electric locomotives. 294 double deck coaches are currently going through a process of conversion to enable future electric operation.
ISR will soon publish a new tender for the supply of double deck electric multiple units.

IR CEO Mr Boaz Zafrir said that “The ISR electrification project is progressing and the vision is turning into a reality. Electrifying 420 line km is expected to totally change the face of ISR. Electrification will be a quantum jump for ISR operation and will be a key factor in its future ability to grow and achieve new goals.” is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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