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LNVG 246  
in short
order details
Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (LNVG) in Lower Saxony, Germany, started to set up its own pool of railway vehicles back in 1997. By doing this the LNVG saved time (rolling stock could be ordered before an EVU / rail operator was contracted) and they saved money, by ordering coaches, train sets and locomotives in greater numbers.

Since 2003 various Traxx locomotives have been added to the LNVG fleet. They are now all hired to Metronom Eisenbahngesell-schaft GmbH, the operator that has been contracted by the LNVG. (Originally, the name Metrorail was chosen, but this name was already in use).

Metronom operates trains between Hamburg-Bremen, Hamburg-Uelzen, Uelzen-Gottingen, Hamburg-Luneburg, Hamburg-Torstedt (exploited as Metronom Regional - MEr). In December 2007 the Hamburg-Cuxhaven relation was added to the network, a branch without overhead wiring. The LNVG, only having Traxx units in its pool, decided to order diesel-electrics based on the same platform. However, such a machine did not exist yet and so the LNVG became Bombardier's launching customer for the Traxx Diesel-Electric or Traxx DE.

11 machines were ordered in 2005, resulting in the designated LNVG 246 series. In September 2006 the very first locomotive was presented at the Innotrans international railway fair in Berlin. Then an extensive test program started with three machines, resulting in a successful start of commercial services in December 2007.

 
11 locomotives
order date 09.2005
delivery period 08.2007 - 11.2007
> designation 246 001-011
 
operator official website:
Metronom at wikipedia:
http://de.wikipedia.org
Bombardier official website:
http://www.transportation.bombardier.com
other LNVG sections:
LNVG 146.1 series (Traxx P160 AC1)
LNVG 146.2 series (Traxx P160 AC2)
   
LNVG 246: news  
2014
open news
2014-10-15 [DE] NS E 186 009 and other Traxx news
open news
2014-06-24 [DE] Metronom logos for hvle 246 010
open news
2014-01-15 [DE] Metronom's 10th anniversary: 246 009
2012
open news
2012-02-07 [DE] IGT purchases LNVG 246 011
2011
open news
2011-10-28 [DE] LNVG sells 246 001 and 010 to the Havelländische Eisenbahn
open news
2011-10-07 [DE] Metronom rolling stock reaches 50.000.000 km mile stone
open news
2011-07-24 [DE] LNVG wants to sell three Traxx DE locomotives
2010
open news
2010-07-20 [DE] 246 011 FH Aachen
2009
open news
2009-06-17 [DE] interesting test run
open news
2009-05-10 [LU] 246 010 in Luxembourg
open news
2009-05-09 [DE] IGT 246 011 '175 Jahre Eisenbahn'
open news
2009-01-22 [DE] 246 010 and 011 by the
2008
open news
2008-03-08 [DE] Metronom 246 002 is back
LNVG 246: Select your Locomotive:  
Bombardier 34301 2006 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LNVG  "246 001-2" 38 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34307 2006 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LNVG  "246 002-0" 16 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34308 2006 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LVNG  "246 003-8" 14 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34324 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LNVG  "246 004-6" 13 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34326 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LNVG  "246 005-4" 9 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34329 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LVNG  "246 006-1" 13 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34333 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LVNG  "246 007-9" 6 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34337 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LVNG  "246 008-7" 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34341 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LVNG  "246 009-5" 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34345 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LVNG  "246 010-3" 37 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34349 2007 TRAXX P160 DE Bo'Bo'-de LVNG  "246 011-1" 39 picture(s) available   revision data available    
LNVG 246: Details  
All machines are painted in the basic LNVG colour scheme; blue, yellow and white, with decorated additional Metronom logos. 246 001 promotes the Traxx DE platform since 2006 and still has these promotional inscriptions.

As not all 11 machines are needed for the Metronom services, the LNVG 246 010 and 011 are available for rent/lease/trials. Both machines also do not have to the Metronom logos, although they are painted in the blue/white/yellow LNVG base colours.