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LTE logistics & transport signed today a framework contract for the purchase of 5 TransMontana v3.2

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

Today, the framework contract was signed between LTE logistics & transport Austria and Softronic Craiova for the purchase of 5 TransMontana v3.2 locomotives.

The 5 units are part of the new version 3.2 which will also be equipped with ETCS provided by Thales Group, the locomotives are TSI (Technical Specifications for Interoperability) authorized at european standards for hauling freight trains with max. speed of 120km/h.

ETCS is the central signaling and train control component of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System), the European Rail Traffic Management System. ETCS continuously calculates a safe maximum speed for each train, with cab signaling for the driver and on-board systems taking over if the permitted speed is exceeded. For ETCS, the track equipment and systems carried by the train must be standardized according to the different ETCS levels for each individual country/railway system.

The first two locomotives of the new series for LTE will be delivered in 2023 and will serve in Romania, Hungary and, why not, Austria. LTE now owns 5 TransMontana locomotives with the 480-004, 019, 024, 029 and 030 series.

The TransMontana locomotive, now at 3'rd version has been designed, built, tested and authorized for the altitude of 1,500m, the minimum temperature -30*C and maximum +40*C with a relative humidity of 100%.

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