MTR Corporation selected CSR Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd.(CSR Sifang) to supply 93 new eight-car trains under a HK$6 billion (USD 774 million) contract. The Corporation will also be responsible for additional costs related to management and implementation of the replacement programme.
The new trains, featuring more modern operating systems and equipment, will be delivered to Hong Kong between 2018 and 2023.
The new trains will replace all of the first-generation trains now operating on the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island and Tseung Kwan O lines, in Hong Kong.
The trains will also arrive fully compatible with the new signalling system to be installed on these lines in the coming years.Under the contract, the supply, manufacture, testing and commissioning of the 93 eight-car trains are required to be carried out in accordance with MTR specifications,and under the rigorous design and manufacturing standards of MTR Corporation.
The contractor will conduct world-wide procurement for sub-systems and perform pre-delivery factory and type tests to ensure that high quality performance standards are achieved.