Bombardier’s Chinese JV Wins High-Speed Train Contract

Bombardier Transportation’s joint venture in China, Bombardier Sifang Transportation (BST), has won a contract from China Railway for 112 CR300AF cars, equalling 14 eight-car trains.

Bombardier JV wins CR300AF Fuxing high-speed train contract in China
Bombardier JV wins CR300AF Fuxing high-speed train contract in China

This order is BST’s first for the new-generation Fuxing (the name for the CR-series trains) EMU. The CR300AF, which has a standard maximum speed of 300km/h, will operate at a speed of 250km/h once in passenger service. The contract has an approximate value of 1.6 billion CNY (210 million euros | 240 million USD). Bombardier Transportation has a 50-percent stake in BST; its Chinese partner is CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.

Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China, said:

“We are honoured to have been chosen to supply the new generation of high-speed railway CR300AF trains, through our BST joint venture. We sincerely thank CHINA RAILWAY for its trust and CRRC for its support. We will deliver the state-of-art trains at quality, within budget and on time.”

10 of the 14 trainsets are for the Fujian Fuping Railway Co., Ltd, the remaining four are for the Guangdong Meizhou-Shantou Passenger Dedicated Line Co., Ltd.

BST won its first Chinese high-speed rail contract in 2018. Since then, it has delivered 448 Fuxing cars, type CR400AF and CR400AF-A, to China Railway. All 14 trainsets in this current order will be delivered by January 2021.

Bombardier’s joint ventures in China have delivered electric locomotives, metro cars, monorail, APM and trams for the Chinese market along with signalling systems.

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