Transnet awards contract for 95 electric locomotives to Chinese manufacturer CSR

A consortium led by Chinese manufacturer, CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive (CSR) has won the bidding to supply 95 electric locomotives to the South African rail service provider Transnet. The traction will be used in Transnet Freight Rail’s general freight business. The consortium and Transnet have agreed on a tight delivery schedule that will see the first batch of locomotives delivered to TFR by December 2013, while the last batch is planned to be delivered in September 2014. The first 10 locomotives will be assembled in CSR’s factories in China and the remainder will be made in South Africa.

Source : Transport Journal

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