by Josephine Cordero Sapién
08 Sep 2020
Bombardier’s joint venture in China has won a contract to deliver 390 metro cars for the Harbin Metro.
The joint venture – Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd (CBRC) – has been awarded a contract by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd for 390 metro cars.
These are to operate on Line 2 Phase 1 and on Line 3 Phase 2. Phase 1 of Line 2 is to open in 2021, while Phase 2 of Line 3 is to partially open in 2022 and fully in 2024. The contract is worth around 1.2 billion CNY (153 million euros | 181 million USD). Bombardier Transportation owns 50 percent of the shares in the joint venture.
“We appreciate the trust from both Harbin Metro Corporation and CRRC Changchun, and we will deliver the cutting edge metro cars on time at quality and within budget despite the challenges of COVID-19.
“We are delighted that the CBRC JV has been integrated into the value chains of both shareholders CRRC Changchun and Bombardier Transportation, and as always, our goal is win-win results.”
The joint venture was established more than 20 years ago and has delivered almost 3,000 metro cars to a number of Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Wuhan. It has also delivered metro cars to Bangkok and Singapore.
The 390 metro cars for Harbin Metro will be assembled as 65 six-car trains. 36 of these trains will operate on Line 2.
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