COMSA Rail Transport

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COMSA Rail Transport
Industry Rail transport
Founded 2002[1]
Headquarters Barcelona, Spain
Services Rail freight, locomotive hire
Revenue €19million (2009)[2]
Employees ~240 (2009)[2]
Parent COMSA EMTE

COMSA Rail Transport is a subsidiary of the COMSA EMTE Group, was created in 2002 by Grupo COMSA to provide comprehensive logistics services, rail freight and passenger.

History[edit]

COMSA Rail Transport was founded in 2002 to provide rail services, including freight, passenger and construction trains, locomotive hire for rail construction and other related services including sidings and terminals.[1][3]

In September 2005 COMSA became the first private rail company to obtain a license to operate on the Spanish railway network,[3] in 2007 a safety certificate for operations was obtained and the company began operating freight trains in 2007.[1]

The company became part of the COMSA EMTE group on the merger in July 2009 of Grupo COMSA and Emte SA[4]

In 2009 the company operated over 1000 freight trains, including 375 automotive part trains for SEAT in Martorell, and coal trains from sea ports to a power plant in Ponferrada, as well as supply locomotives for the construction of the Madrid–Levante high-speed rail line.[2]

In 2013 SNCF Geodis (SBCF-FRET) took a 25% share of COMSA Rail Transport.[5][6][7]

International cooperation[edit]

Locomotive 335-001 of COMSA Rail Transport marked European Bulls
  • 2005: Founding member of the (now defunct) European Bulls International Railfreight Alliance[1]
  • 2006: fer Polska Joint venture with Rail4Chem[8]
  • 2009: In association with Portuguese rail company Takargo Rail a joint venture Ibercargo Rail operates services between Spain and Portugal.[9][10]
  • 2013: SNCF-Geodis and COMSA Rail Transport sign a cooperation agreement on developing rail freight between Iberia, France, and Central Europe.[5][6]

Rolling stock[edit]

As of 2009 the company operates three Class 335 Euro 4000, two Class 317 G1700 and two Class 312 MZ III locomotives (ex-DSB MZ[note 1]) diesel locomotives, and 18 Electroputere LDE2100 diesel locomotives.[2] Three Class 253 TRAXX DC locomotives were also delivery in October 2009.[2][12]

Locomotive 335-003 (Euro 4000) of COMSA Rail Transport (2009) 
COMSA class 317 locomotive in Caldes de Malavella train station (2010) 
Electroputere LDE2100 diesel electric type with ballast wagons (2012) 
ex-DSB Class MZ diesel electric (2009) 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Numbers 312-301 and 312-302,[citation needed] formerly DSB MZ 1436 and DSB MZ 1442[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "European Bulls - Rail Freight Alliance :COMSA rail transport". www.european-bulls.com. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e "Annual Report 2009". www.comsaemte.com. COMSA EMTE. pp. 115–. 
  3. ^ a b "COMSA Rail Transport". www.aprofet.com (in Spanish). p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Press Kit COMSA EMTE". www.comsaemte.com (Press release). COMSA EMTE. 
  5. ^ a b "Los Ferrocarriles Franceses entran en el accionariado de Comsa Rail Transport" [French railways enter in the capital of Comsa Rail Transport]. vialibre.org (in Spanish). 30 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "SNCF to take 25% stake in Comsa Rail Transport". Railway Gazette International. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Barrow, Keith (29 Oct 2013), SNCF-Comsa Rail share acquisition approved 
  8. ^ "FER Polska S.A.". Transport i Komunikacja - transport-komunikacja.pl. Warsaw, Poland. 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "International Operations". www.comsaemte.com. 
  10. ^ "Spain: Interoperable freight traffic between Spain and Portugal". UIC ENEWS, www.uic.org. International Union of Railways. 2009-03-17. 
  11. ^ "DSB Litra MZ(III) 1427-1446". www.jernbanen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Comsa S/253: Introduction". www.railcolor.net. see individual locomotive histories for Comsa "253-1001" to "253-103". Retrieved 16 January 2011. 

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