Last summer, the LTE-group opened another innovative chapter in the transport sector by being the first company in Austria to own a Bombardier TRAXX AC3 Last Mile. Just one year after that, in June 2017, the fleet is growing again.
“For our company, it was obvious to choose this locomotive” explained Andreas Mandl (CEO). “This technology enables us to meet the demand for cost-efficient and on-time-transportation from the literally first to the last mile.”
In fact, the Traxx family of engines enjoys great popularity in medium-haul freight and passenger transport. Above all, however, the AC3 locomotive is characterised by its last-mile function, which makes the change from an electric locomotive to a marshalling or diesel locomotive unnecessary. This saves time and resources, which has positive effects on the high reliability of our company and, of course, on the cost situation.” says Andreas Mandl.
Facts and figures of the LTE-group’s new TRAXX AC3 Last Mile locomotive:
- Power: 5.6 megawatts
- Weight: 87 tonnes
- TRAXX-Locomotive modular system: 70% of the components are identical in all TRAXX locomotives
- Approval of the TRAXX platform in 19 countries
- A locomotive for electrified and non-electrified routes – from the starting point to the destination without locomotive change
- Last-Mile function thanks to the equipment of the electric locomotive with additional diesel engine and battery
- Diesel unit fulfils the stage IIIB / VERT and is thus demonstrably environmentally friendly
More than 15 years ago, the LTE-group was founded in Austria and the first European goods transport set off in 2001. The innovative private railway operator specialising in cargo transport and logistics has grown ever since. Today, there are branches in eight European countries.
Offering a 24/7 dispo service and transport monitoring, the LTE-group certified according to the international standards DIN EN ISO 9001 and SQUAS (Safety and Quality Assessment System) counts among the best providers of the rail logistics and transport industry. High quality standards ensure continuous improvement and the ability to transport all kinds of goods.