Siemens Mobility was awarded two signalling contracts for metro system in Suzhou and Nanjing, situated in Eastern China.
Under the contract, Siemens Mobility will install the fully automated CBTC system on Suzhou Metro Line 5 and Nanjing Metro Line 7. The company will install its Trainguard MT solution with initial operations for both lines being planned for 2021.
“We’re committed to delivering intelligent infrastructure projects that enhance passenger experience. Suzhou Metro Line 5 and Nanjing Metro Line 7 projects exemplify China’s commitment to innovative transportation solutions. With Siemens Mobility’s fully automated signaling system Trainguard MT, the country’s mass transit systems will be able to handle the passenger demands of tomorrow,” Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility, said.
On Suzhou Metro Line 5, Siemens Mobility will install its signalling solution for 44.1 km -line served by 34 stations, linking the east of the city to the west. The line will connect key industrial areas as well as the old town, Gusu District. The city has currently 3 metro lines in operation serving more than 1.1 million riders a day, with a plan to add an additional four new lines, including Line 5.
In Nanjing, Siemens Mobility will have to install Trainguard MT on Line 7 which has a length of 35 km served by 27 stations. The line runs parallel to the Yangtze River in a southwestern direction, across four districts. Upon completion, it will effectively ease the traffic pressure in the urban center, protect the ancient city’s landscape and promote Nanjing’s sustainable development. Nanjing Metro has a ridership of more than four million passengers per day, being is the fourth largest metro system in China.