Line 1 gets new trains

Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles has received a $121 million Cdn order from Shanghai Metro Operation Company for the supply of 60 metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 1.

Bombardier Transportation and the Changchun Car Company (CCC) have announced that their joint venture, Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles (CBRC) has received an order from Shanghai Metro Operation Company for the supply of 60 metro cars. The ten six-car trainsets vehicles will be used for Shanghai Metro Line 1.

The order is valued at $121 million Cdn (76 million Euros), and Bombardier Transportation’s share is valued at approximately $78 million Cdn (49 million Euros).

The trains will be built at the CBRC plant in Changchun, Jilin Province in Northeast China. The bogies are to be designed and manufactured by Bombardier at its Derby, UK facility as well as by CRBC locally in China. Propulsion equipment will be supplied by Bombardier’s VasterÃ¥s, Sweden site.

The metro trainsets are scheduled to be delivered between June 2004 and May 2005, with revenue service scheduled to commence in 2004.

The 140 metre-long high-capacity metro trains are based on the latest modular technology to respond to local content requirements. They are said to incorporate Bombardier Transportation designs such as the modular aluminium carbody, Mitrac propulsion and high-performance bogies.

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