Knorr-Bremse to Supply Braking Systems for CRRC Metros in Chengdu

CRRC has contracted Knorr-Bremse to supply the complete braking systems for 36 new metro trains consisting of 288 cars for operation in Chengdu, China.

Under this contract, by mid-2024, Knorr-Bremse will supply the complete electropneumatic braking systems, including brake controls for the new trains.

Knorr- Bremse has received an order from CRRC, the world's largest train manufacturer, to equip 36 trains with braking systems
Knorr-Bremse has received an order from CRRC, the world’s largest train manufacturer, to equip 36 trains with braking systems

The vehicles will be operated by Chengdu Metro Limited and will run at speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour.

They are planned for use on Line 13, which will serve Tianfu International Airport. This new line is currently under construction and is due to open in 2024.

Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG said:

“China is an important core market for Knorr-Bremse. With our strong presence in research, development, production and customer service, we can meet the high localisation requirements, which we have proven in numerous Chinese metro projects over the past decades. We are very happy to work with CRRC again to contribute to safe, efficient and sustainable mobility in Chengdu. The order is also a success in further consolidating our position in the highly relevant Chinese metro segment.”

Knorr-Bremse will produce most of the components for this order at its R&D and manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

This contract builds upon CRRC’s longstanding relationship with Knorr-Bremse, which dates back to the 1990s.

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