Bombardier Joint Venture Wins Contract for Very High Speed Trains
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Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Quingao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contact to build 15 CRH380D very high speed trains by the China Railway Corp. (CRC). The trains will be used by CRC to expand the country’s ever-growing high speed network. The contact for the 15 eight-car train sets is worth around $381 million US.
The BST joint venture is made up of Bombardier and their partner CSR Sifang Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. BST started delivering the CRH380D high speed train in the first quarter of 2015.
Bombardier Very High Speed Trains
Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China said, China now has the worlds longest operational track mileage and largest number of high speed trains. This market represents a tremendous opportunity where we have been successful by offering innovative and highly reliable products. Bombardier is very proud to be involved in Chinas new high speed railway age by delivering leading edge, very high speed rail equipment through Chinese joint venture expertise and resources. We are confident to deliver more next-generation rail equipment with the most advanced rail technology for China from within China.
The CRH380D EMU’s are the latest in high speed trains, consisting of eight aluminium carbody cars and include VIP seats, first class seats, second class and a dining car. The train set will be manufactured at Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation production facilities in Qingdao, China.