by Keri Allan
04 Jun 2021
Alstom Bombardier acquisition
Alstom’s Chinese joint venture, CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS), has been awarded a 27-year contract to maintain the Innovia Monorail 300 platform for Wuhu City in China’s Anhui Province.
This comes after Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, which was completed this January.
Under the agreement, PBTS will be responsible for maintaining Wuhu Yunda Rail Transit Construction and Operation Co., Ltd’s new monorail, scheduled to enter operation at the end of this year.
The contract is made up of technical support and spare part supply as well as the labour and materials required to carry out the Innovia fleet’s corrective and preventive maintenance and overhauls. In addition, PBTS will also maintain the system’s guideway switches and depot equipment.
The fleet is based on a contract PBTS signed in 2017 to supply Wuhu City’s Innovia Monorail 300 platform, along with a total of 240 cars. These quiet vehicles run on elevated guideways that are built off-site to enable fast assembly with minimal on-site disruption, and are well suited for rapidly growing or dense cities.
Once complete, the new 24 station, 30.3 kilometre Line 1, and the 12 station, 16.5 kilometre Line 2 Phase One, will be the first two monorail lines in Wuhu and form the backbone of the city’s public rail transportation system.
“We are very proud to continue making significant contributions to developing Wuhu’s public transportation network with our integrated urban mobility solutions. This latest order demonstrates the Wuhu authority’s confidence and trust in Alstom, (and our) leading role in China’s growing transportation sector following the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.”
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