SBB Cargo: massive fuel savings with new shunters
SBB Cargo, Alstom and the investment group, Reichmuth Infrastruktur Schweiz, have signed a contract covering the delivery of twelve Prima H3 diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives.
Alstom will build the units and lease them to the Swiss freight railway for ten years. Handover of the locomotives will begin in October 2020.
SBB Cargo has been deploying three Prima-H3s within the country’s inland port in Basel-Kleinhüningen and in Wildegg in canton Aargau since mid 2017. Thanks to the shunter’s hybrid technology, diesel fuel consumption can be reduced by as much as 865,000 l per year. (ben)