The five-year contract was awarded by the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group. Pujiang is a suburban town in the greater Shanghai area.
PATS has secured the first full life-cycle core electromechanical system maintenance contract for urban rail transit automatic people mover system (APM) with a 5-year service duration.
The Pujiang Line is the first APM rail transit line in Shanghai, with a total length of 6.6km.
Alstom China managing director Ming Geng highlighted how the project aligns with Alstom’s aims of developing greener and smarter mobility: “With more than 60 years of experience in China, Alstom will work together with our joint ventures to serve Shanghai Metro with high-quality, green and intelligent transportation solutions and to ensure the safe and comfortable travel of Shanghai citizens with full life cycle core services.”
The Shanghai APM system features a lightweight body, regenerative braking and an advanced power management system to reduce energy use.
Alstom states that it is also outfitted with ‘high-reliability explosion-proof steel-rim’ tyres, as well as green and efficient features.