In May 2012, investor Bure ordered seven TRAXX F140AC2 locomotives for services in Norway and Sweden, to be operated by Rush Rail. Only six months later, Bombardier could hand over the first machines to Rush Rail.
RushRail in short
RushRail is a railway company and a train operator approved by the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen). The company was founded in the mid 2000s but started its train operator business at the end of 2010. Since 2010, RushRail has delivered rail transport services to Intercontainer Scandinavia AB and Infranord AB. In April, RushRail won a multi-year transport contract from Trätåg AB. Trätåg AB is a logistics company owned by Stora Enso and Korsnäs. Its purpose is to handle rail transport of forest produce, timber, pulpwood and biofuel. In an efficient and environmentally friendly manner RushRail will provide rail transport, transport of timber and other forest produce from Stora Enso and Korsnäs’s timber terminals to their production sites throughout central Sweden.