by Josephine Cordero Sapién
20 Nov 2020
Suppliers Bombardier Transportation
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.
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.
“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.
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