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December 10, 2012

Bombardier and Shanghai Shentong Metro form JV to serve Chinese urban rail market

Bombardier Transportation and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group have established a new joint venture (JV) company to serve the Chinese urban rail market.

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Shanghai Metro

Bombardier Transportation and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group have established a new joint venture (JV) company to serve the Chinese urban rail market.

Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company will be responsible for providing services such as daily maintenance, intermediate repairs, overhauls, refurbishment and technical consultation for metro and light rail operators across the country.

The companies will leverage their respective capabilities in terms of technologies, equipment and businesses to offer high quality, reliable trains for safe operations, according to Bombardier.

The JV will make use of Bombardier’s technologies to offer whole life services for metros to reduce down times and extend the life of Chinese operators’ fleets.

"The JV will make use of Bombardier’s technologies to offer whole life services for metros."

Bombardier China president Jianwei Zhang spoke of how the company has already participated in several railway projects in China, including rail vehicles, signalling, propulsion, locomotives, light rail transit and automated people movers.

"This joint venture for metro cars maintenance marks a new milestone for Bombardier Transportation business in China," Zhang said.

The two companies aim to improve train performance and provide a new level of after-market service and support in the country, as well as make sure that customers benefit from greater revenues by incurring fewer operating costs.


Image: The new JV aims to provide maintenance, repair and refurbishment services for metro and light rail operators across China. Photo: courtesy of Jucember.

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