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Bombardier Transportation and its Joint Venture Partner BCP, working in close partnership with CSR Puzhen, are proud to announce that trams equipped with Bombardier technology have entered revenue service in Suzhou, China. These vehicles are produced by CSR Nanjing Puzhen Co., Ltd. (CSR Puzhen) under a technology license agreement concluded in July 2012 together with Bombardier Transportation. The order for 18 low-floor, five-module trams was awarded to CSR Puzhen in December 2012.
The 100% low-floor tramway trains are 32 meters long and 2.65 meters wide, corresponding with the Chinese customers demand for high passenger capacity. Their design, based on BombardiersFLEXITY2 product platform, represents the leading-edge in passenger safety, comfort, and convenience, especially when entering and exiting the vehicle. In addition, the trams low energy consumption substantially contributes to the delivery of more environmentally friendly modes of transportation for the urban public.
The vehicles featureBOMBARDIER FLEXXUrban 300 bogies and are propelled byBOMBARDIER MITRACtraction technology. In addition to the Suzhou vehicles, CSR Puzhen has also won projects in its hometown Nanjing. Two lines in Nanjing have recently been equipped with catenary-free operation technology based onBOMBARDIER PRIMOVEheavy-duty traction batteries. Furthermore, CSR Puzhen is the rolling stock supplier for Suzhous metro network.
Delivering this propulsion equipment to its Chinese partners is just another example of Bombardiers ability to meet the needs of the world market. Complex projects like these further illustrate Bombardiers position as a strong global partner and its ability to provide competitive solutions that match varied market requirements.
Mr. Zhang Jianwei, President of Bombardier China, commenting on the event, said, I think both CSR Puzhen and Bombardier have reason to be proud of this important achievement in their cooperation and I am confident that the people and visitors of Suzhou city will soon be convinced of the speed and comfort this modern transit system offers. This is yet another reference of Bombardiers consistent engagement and close partnerships with forerunners in Chinas aerospace and railway industries.
With a population of nearly 11 million, the city of Suzhou is located next to the Shanghai municipality in the southeast of Chinas Jiangsu province. Suzhou New District (SND) Tram Co., Ltd. will operate the trams in one of Suzhous satellite districts that incorporates a large high-tech industrial park.
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