Dual power for all lines
New Jersey and Montréal: Two metropolitan regions, similar challenges. Only a few electrified tracks for passenger transport are integrated in a well-utilised freight transportation network with diesel traction: a heterogeneous infrastructure that often forces passengers to change trains.
To overcome such system limits and to markedly increase travelling comfort, both NJT and the Canadian Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) utilise Bombardier’sALP-45DP. This modular locomotive combines the technology used in the bogies, the locomotive body and the propulsion of the ALP-46A. However, two further diesel engines are also integrated. Because the DP locomotive is used in push-pull operation with double-deck coaches, it also has a pantograph and driver’s cab.
To enable “one-seat rides” – in other words travelling without changing trains – and to take passengers to their destination quickly, the ALP-45DP can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h in diesel operation and maximum 201 km/h in electric operation.
Perfectly adapted to the North American infrastructure, the 46 locomotives are ideal draught horses for passenger transport in the new world.
From ALP to TRAXX and back
The ALP platform benefits from Bombardier’s expertise in the development of European locomotive series and offers numerous advantages for operators. Resulting in substantial commonality savings thanks to the modular structure, while ensuring long-term spare parts availability at the same time.
The innovation transfer back into European development is also considerable. From theALP-45DP in particular, further vehicles can be derived for Europe, making new operating concepts conceivable and cost-effective rail transport extended. A further step towards environmentally-friendly logistics.