Bombardier Transportation announced today that it, along with its joint venture partners in China, has signed a contract with Shanghai Rail Transit Line 12 Development Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. The contract comprises 246 BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars (41 six-car trains), including spare parts and training for the operator’s staff.
The total contract, valued at approximately 1.99 billion RMB ($291 million US, 203 million Euros)[], was awarded to Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC) together with a consortium for the propulsion system consisting of Bombardier Transportation Sweden and Changzhou Railcar Propulsion Engineering R&D Center (CPC). Bombardier’s share of the contract amounts to around 941 million RMB ($138 million US, 96 million Euros).
The new metro cars will be assembled in China at CBRC production facilities in Changchun. Propulsion equipment for the cars will be manufactured at the production site of Bombardier CPC Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BCP) in Changzhou and Bombardier production facilities in Vasteras, Sweden. Deliveries are scheduled to begin 28 months following contract award with completion in 2014.
The contract represents Bombardier’s ongoing commitment to support environmental sustainability in large cities worldwide. Over 3,550 MOVIA metro cars already provide sustainable mobility to major cities like London, Berlin, New Delhi and Shanghai.
Dr. Jianwei Zhang, President and Chief Country Representative of Bombardier in China, said: “Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. is a long-term and important customer to us. We are pleased to see that our high quality MOVIA metro trains are recognized for their reliability and performance. In Shanghai, we have delivered more than 700 metro cars to the Metro network to date.”
The high capacity carbodies developed from a standardized platform ensure a high degree of reliability, safety and life-cycle cost efficiency. The trains are designed for a maximum speed of 80km/h. The MOVIA metro vehicles are also environmentally friendly through the use of the latest BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion technology with low energy consumption, optimised performance and are recyclable to a high degree, thus contributing to a greener city.
The newly contracted vehicles will meet the respective requirements set by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Among others, the vehicles will feature new energy-efficient air conditioning equipment, additional displays for passenger information in and outside the cars and a state-of-the-art video surveillance system.
In general, the BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train is a prime example of a modern, mass transit vehicle range developed in response to the need for rapid, efficient and cost-effective city transport. Modular in design, this high quality product platform can be tailored for local climate conditions and is fit for local production.
The modular metro concept also offers an expansive range of dimensions that can be customized to specific operator requirements offering lower operational costs and easy maintenance and repair.