Information published on 26 November 2019 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 670.

Austria: TransANT for voestalpine on rail – handing over a 293 metre train

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ÖBB Rail Cargo Group handed over the revolutionary platform wagon innovation TransANT to voestalpine. The wagon offers a higher payload of up to four tons and flexibility in use.

Together with voestalpine, our goal was to revolutionise rail freight transport, to develop a platform car that is lighter and thus allows more payload and is flexible in use at the same time.

We succeeded in doing that: TransANT offers a payload advantage of up to 4 tons with a 20% lighter undercarriage. We are thus creating a new standard in the freight transport market - in the interest of our customers and in the interest of the competitiveness of rail as a mode of transport.

The first set of 13 double units with a train length of 293 metres has now been delivered to Logistik Service GmbH (LogServ), a subsidiary of the voestalpine Group, in Linz.

TransANT is a signal of how rail freight traffic is geared to specific customer requirements and delivers a tailor-made product. The special thing about this order was that we as RCG developed this platform wagon together with our partner voestalpine - from the initial considerations and planning on paper to the construction of prototypes.The new wagon now enables voestalpine to avoid 100 train journeys per year in ore transport.

(Source: Rail Cargo Group)