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Alstom acquires new locomotive service centres in Germany

12 February 2024
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Repair of a shunting locomotive at Reuschling
Repair of a shunting locomotive at Reuschling. Source: Reuschling
Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor
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Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Germany: The company says it has completed the acquisition of Reuschling in Hattingen, Germany, which specialises in the maintenance, scheduled and unscheduled repair and refurbishment of shunting locomotives, and employs 120 people.

The new company will become part of the Swiss manufacturer’s subsidiary, Alstom Lokomotiven Service, along with sites in Stendal and Weibstadt, Germany.

Reuschling has experience in implementing radio remote control of locomotives, integration of digital couplers, and alternative traction systems. Last year, the company completed a two-year project to convert the diesel engine of a shunting locomotive to hydrogen. The prototype (in the video) will be tested until September.

Tests of the shunting locomotive converted to hydrogen at Reuschling. Source: Eurailpress

Alstom’s German division has previously reported that it is developing a new shunting locomotive, the Traxx Shunter, which can be equipped with a hybrid traction system.

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