CSR Nanjing Puzhen to supply 20 trains to Dongguan metro line in China

1 July 2012 (Last Updated July 1st, 2012 18:30)

CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock has won a RMB860m ($135m) contract from Dongguan Rail Transit in China to supply 20 six-car metro trains.

CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock has won a RMB860m ($135m) contract from Dongguan Rail Transit in China to supply 20 six-car metro trains.

The new models will operate on the 37.7km section of Chinese metro Line R2 in Dongguan, which is being built by Dongguan Rail Transit and scheduled for completion in 2015.

The trains will be capable of carrying 1,200 passengers at a top operating speed of 120km/h, providing a journey time of 40 minutes on the line, which will have 14 stations and run from Shilong to Humen Coach Terminal.

Separately, Bombardier Transportation, along with joint venture partner New United group (NU), has won a CNY180m ($28m) contract from CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock for the supply of Bombardier MITRAC propulsion and control equipment for 20 six-car metro trains.

Bombardier will provide engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning and the initial spare parts for the propulsion and control systems of the new metro trains.

The company will deliver the MITRAC equipment from its production facilities in Vasteras, Sweden, and Changzhou, China, marking the first time Bombardier MITRAC propulsion and control equipment has been deployed in a Chinese metro system.

In March 2012, Bombardier won a deal to provide the propulsion equipment for a fleet of 63 Beijing Metro Line 14 trains, which have been under construction since April 2010.

The 47-3km Line 14 is being built in two phases, with the first expected to open in 2013 and the second following at the end of 2014.

It will be the longest metro route in Beijing, starting at Zhanghuozhuang in the southwest of the capital and running east to Songyu, via interchanges with Line 4 at Beijing South Station and Line 5 at Puhuangyu.