China State Railway Group awarded Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation (BST), the Chinese joint venture of Bombardier Transportation, a EUR 209 million contract for the supply of 14 eight-car trainsets. All 112 cars will be delivered by January 2021.
Bombardier Sifang will manufacture 112 Chinese standard high-speed train cars (the CR300AF car model) able to operate at a speed of 250 km/h.
This latest order is BST’s first contract for the new generation of high-speed trains, the CR300AF trains.
Among the 14 trainsets, 10 are for Fujian Fuping Railway Co., Ltd. and the remaining trainsets are for Guangdong Meizhou-Shantou Passenger Dedicated Line Co., Ltd.
BST was first chosen to supply the new Chinese standard high-speed train cars in 2018, and since then has delivered a total of 448, 350 km/h CR400AF and CR400AF-A cars to China State Railway. Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture is the only Sino-foreign entity to ever win a new Chinese standard high-speed train bid.
“We are honored to have been chosen to supply the new generation of high-speed railway CR300AF trains, through our BST joint venture. We will deliver the state-of-art trains at quality, within budget and on time,” Jianwei Zhang, the President, Bombardier Transportation China, said.
BST is created by Bombardier Transportation (50 per cent of the shares) and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.
Bombardier Transportation in China is the full solution provider across the entire value chain. From vehicles and propulsion to services and design, Bombardier Transportation in China has seven joint ventures, six wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and more than 8,000 employees.
Together, the joint ventures have delivered 4,600 passenger coaches, 580 electric locomotives and over 3,000 metro cars, monorail, APM, and trams to China’s rail transit markets. It is a major signalling supplier to the Chinese high-speed network and through its joint ventures, propulsion equipment and signalling systems are utilized in a total of 30 Chinese cities.