The first Innovia APM delivered by Bombardier has arrived in Thailand which will operate on the Bangkok new Gold Line.
The first two stations of the Gold Line are expected to become operational in October followed by the full system in early December 2020.
The two remaining trains will be delivered by August. There are 3 trains with 2 boogies each, of which two trains will operate the line. Each train will have a capacity for 276 passengers and will carry 4,200 passengers per hour per direction.
For the 1.7 km Gold Line, Bombardier will deliver two-car APM trainsets, a range of wayside systems, the CityFlo 650 rail control for automated operation and full system integration.
The Innovia APM system is being designed and delivered from Bombardier Transportation’s Engineering Centre in Bangkok, with the vehicles manufactured at the Bombardier Joint-Venture Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems in China.
“The arrival of our first Innovia APM 300 vehicles in Thailand is a major milestone in our delivery program for the driverless APM and monorail system solutions, coming soon to three of Bangkok’s new mass transit lines,” said Claudio Tiraferri, Managing Director at Bombardier Transportation Thailand.
The Gold Line will connect Krung Thonburi and Prajadhipok Road stations, providing a new rail connection in the Thon Buri district and integration with the city’s existing Skytrain. The new line will be served by four stations. Within the first year of operation, the line will carry 42,260 passengers per day.
In addition to the Innovia APM 300 system for the Gold Line, Bombardier is delivering its driverless Innovia monorail 300 technology for Thailand’s first fully automated monorail systems.
The first Innovia APM trains for the Pink and Yellow lines, which are under construction in Bangkok, are due to arrive in October 2020. It is also the signalling and wayside system supplier for the Bangkok Skytrain.