On 09.05.2017 Bombardier Transportation presented its new product platform for the locomotive sector at the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich. Alongside the Bombardier TRAXX AC3 locomotive (series 187/487), which is powered by alternating current, the product platform is now complete with the introduction of new Bombardier TRAXX MS3 (multi system) and DC3 (direct current) locomotives.
While the MS3 can be used under the four voltages commonly found in Europe, the DC3 version can operate on direct current routes, for example in Italy and Poland.
The TRAXX MS3 maximum traction power will be 6 MW (6.4 MW power boost), which is slightly more than the standard 5.6 MW older TRAXX types have. New is that a multi-system locomotive will be available with a shunting diesel engine and remote radio control. The Last Mile diesel power module is of course optional, but will be slightly more powerful than the unit now used in the AC3 Last Mile with approx. 230 kW of power. The maximum starting traction effort in electric mode is slightly higher than before: 340 kN (approx. 300 kN in Last Mile mode). The maximum speed will be 160 km/h. The locomotives will have ‘Tatzlager-Antrieb’.