The German railways (DB) have put their money on the latest generation of Traxx locomotives for their fleet renewal program. A framework agreement has been signed with manufacturer Bombardier for up to 450 new locomotives.
Bombardier is currently building the first representatives of the new Traxx family of the DB. For sure they will be starring at the next Innotrans railway fair. Both DB Schenker (freight services, 110 units ordered) and DB Regio (regional transport, 20 units ordered) will get this new machines. These machines will be the designated 187 and 147 series respectively.
A scale model of the 187 series was presented during the Munich transport&logistics fair in 2013. This is the first image of its passenger transport version. Bombardier states that it has the Last Mile option, but as far as we know, the DB locomotive will not feature this equipment.