HHLA’s subsidiary Metrans to expand its own traction fleet

Metrans ordered ten TRAXX multi-system locomotives from Bombardier; the locomotives can be operated across Europe

HHLA’s subsidiary Metrans to expand its own traction fleet

The HHLA intermodal subsidiary Metrans is expanding its own traction fleet. This means that more and more Metrans locomotives are pulling container trains through Europe. Metrans will pursue its strategy by adding ten further locomotives to its fleet, beginning in the first quarter of 2018.

The locomotives are Bombardier TRAXX F140MS models (class 186). This multi-system locomotive boasts 7,616 hp and pulls Metrans trains weighing up to 2,200 tonnes – in seven countries, each with their own electricity grid. At present, 50 mainline locomotives owned by the company are in transit in the European Metrans network, supported by 17 shunters.

Peter Kiss, Executive Board member of the Metrans group: “With more of our own locomotives at our disposal, we can do an even better job of managing the transport process. This will allow us to be more reliable, to be more flexible in response to the requests of our customers and to offer new services. Next year, we will be looking to accomplish this goal mainly in Poland, where Metrans is taking over from the HHLA subsidiary Polzug.”