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Bombardier Transportation has completed the production of first driverless train for Line 14 of Shanghai Metro in China.

The production of the train, which features Bombardier Mitrac propulsion and control system, was completed in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The train was supplied by Bombardier NUG Propulsion System (BNP), the company’s Chinese joint venture.

Shanghai Shentong Metro Group placed an order for 49 fully-automated trains in 2018.

Bombardier Transportation China president Jianwei Zhang said, “We are very proud to support Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 by equipping metro cars with our MITRAC propulsion equipment and to continuously power the rapid development of the city’s urban mass transit systems.

“With the reliability, availability and energy efficiency of our MITRAC propulsion technology, we are confident that we can help our customers deliver a more comfortable and reliable travel experience for their passengers.”

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The Line 14 of Shanghai Metro, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2020, will consist of 31 stations.

It will start from Fengbang town in Jiading District, and terminate in Jinqiao town in Pudong New Area.

In April last year, Bombardier’s INNOVIA automated people mover (APM) 300 system started operations on Shanghai Metro’s Line 8 Phase 3 project in China.

In June 2015, Shanghai Shentong Metro contracted Bombardier to deliver 44 vehicles for the APM system.

The system was developed by Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS).

In January 2018, a joint venture between Thales and Shanghai Electric known as Thales SEC Transport (TST) received a new signalling contract for Line 14 of the Shanghai Metro.