Bombardier to Supply 246 Railcars for Shanghai Metro

21 December 2009 (Last Updated December 21st, 2009 18:30)

Bombardier Transportation, along with its Chinese partner, will supply 246 Movia cars for Shanghai Metro Line 12 in China. The $291m (CNY1.99m) contract has been awarded by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group unit Shanghai Rail Transit Line 12 Development Company, to Changchun Bombardier Rail

Bombardier Transportation, along with its Chinese partner, will supply 246 Movia cars for Shanghai Metro Line 12 in China.

The $291m (CNY1.99m) contract has been awarded by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group unit Shanghai Rail Transit Line 12 Development Company, to Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company.

The contract includes a deal with a consortium of Bombardier Transportation Sweden and Changzhou Railcar Propulsion Engineering R&D Center, which is supplying the traction equipment, with Bombardier's share in the total contract being $138m (CNY941m).

The 41 six-car trains will feature a top speed of 80kmph, Bombardier's MITRAC propulsion technology, passenger information system and video surveillance system.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin 28 months after the contract award and finish in 2014.