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Transdev TRAXX P160AC2 (146.2 ex Connex/Veolia)  

In 2004, the NordOstseeBahn (at that time a subsidiary of the Connex Group) was awarded with the contract for the Marschbahn services; (Hamburg-Altona - Elmshorn - Itzehoe - Heide - Husum - Niebüll - Westerland(Sylt). ME26 diesel locomotives were bought from Siemens Dispolok and overhauled, new EuroSprinter diesel machines were purchased from Siemens and Bombardier got to deliver 4 new electrics. After the summer of 2005 the Kassel assembly factory therefore delivered the 146 519-522 numbered machines, painted yellow and blue, the standard color scheme for all Connex rolling stock at that moment.

The first locomotive was presented in Berlin-Hennigsdorf, where Bombardier has its testing facilities, together with the new married pairs single deck passenger coaches for these services.

Connex > Veolia > Transdev
Since their delivery, the name of their owner changed several times. First Connex Verkehr GmbH was rebranded as Veolia Verkehr GmbH in 2006. In 2015 the name changed again into Transdev GmbH. Over the years, the locomotives were increasingly used for freight services, in the end all being operated by Veolia's subsidiary RBB. From March 2006 until December 2014 the machines also hauled the private Interconnex long distance trains between Berlin and Leipzig.

Sold to Macquarie European Rail
In February 2016 all four locomotives were taken out of service and gathered in Eisenach (DE). RBB continued its services using locomotives from ITL. 146 519 was sent to Bombardier in Kassel for repairs. At the end of the month it became clear that lease company Macquarie European Rail had bought all four machines from Transdev.

Transdev TRAXX P160AC2 (146.2 ex Connex/Veolia): news  
2016
open news
2016-02-14 [DE] Where do 146 519-522 go?
2014
open news
2014-12-13 [DE] -Es war Liebe- The very last interconnex train
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2014-11-07 [DE] Final days of the Interconnex
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2014-10-14 [DE] Veolia terminates its Interconnex services
2013
open news
2013-01-19 [DE] 146 519 returns from metronom duty
2012
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2012-05-15 [DE] metronom 146 519 - Tagesticket / Herrenhäuser Gärten -
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2012-04-25 [DE] 146 519 is the second locomotive to help metronom
2011
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2011-08-16 [DE] 146 520 replaces 146 522 as 14-euro locomotive
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2011-01-04 [DE] 146 521 used for metronom services
2010
open news
2010-11-18 [EU] livery changes
Transdev TRAXX P160AC2 (146.2 ex Connex/Veolia): 3D  
The standard livery for these locomotives by delivery.
Transdev TRAXX AC2 (146.2 ex Connex/Veolia): Fleet List  
Bombardier 34023 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 519-4 45 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34025 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 520-2 47 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34048 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 521-0 38 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34051 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 522-8 55 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available