by Josephine Cordero Sapién
22 Jun 2020
Suppliers Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the arrival of the first INNOVIA automated people mover (APM) 300 vehicles in Thailand.
The APM will operate on the Gold Line, Bangkok’s first driverless mass transit line. It will open its first two stations this October. The full system will then become operational in early December 2020.
Representatives from Bombardier and key stakeholders from Krungthep Thanakom Co. and Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc. (BTSC) attended a special event marking the milestone.
“The arrival of our first INNOVIA APM 300 vehicles in Thailand is a major milestone in our delivery programme for the driverless APM and monorail system solutions, coming soon to three of Bangkok’s new mass transit lines. With over 20 years’ presence and 600 local experts based in the city, we are extremely proud to be contributing to this pioneering project, alongside our customer BTSC, to improve connectivity and boost the post-COVID economy.”
Bombardier is also delivering its driverless INNOVIA monorail 300 technology to Thailand’s first fully automated monorail systems. These monorail vehicles will run on the Pink and Yellow Lines, currently being built in the capital. These vehicles are scheduled for delivery in October 2020.
Beyond delivering the vehicles for Bangkok’s transport system, Bombardier will also supply the signalling and wayside equipment for the Bangkok Skytrain.
Bombardier’s automated people mover system is an electric mobility solution that is perfect for dense urban areas and airports. The Gold Line will measure 1.7km in length. In total Bombardier is delivering three two-car trains, wayside systems, its CITYFLO 650 rail control system for automated operation and full system integration.
The Gold Line will connect Krung Thonburi and Prajadhipok Road stations. This will give the capital a new rail conection in the Thon Buri district, which will integrate into the existing Skytrain.
Bombardier Transportation’s Engineering Centre in Bangkok is responsible for designing and delivering the INNOVIA APM system, while the vehicles themselves are being manufactured in China, by the Bombardier JV Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems.
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