The first driverless metro train for Shanghai metro Line 14, equipped with Mitrac propulsion and control system, rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Limited on September 3rd, Bombardier has announced.
Provided by Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BNP), Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, under an order placed by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. to NUG in 2018, the Mitrac propulsion and control equipment is currently being installed on the remaining 48 metro trains for the Line 14 to support the safe and efficient expansion of the megacity’s public transport network.
With a total length of 38,5 km and 31 stations, Shanghai Line 14 will connect Fengbang in the Jiading District in the west to Pudong District’s Jinqiao in the east and highlight the strong potential of GOA4 driverless GOA4 metro systems.
As a sub-contractor to New United Group, BNP provided engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning as well as the initial delivery of spare parts for the propulsion systems for 49 fully-automated 8-car trains (a total of 392 A-type cars) for Line 14. This includes propulsion and electric braking systems, auxiliary power supply systems, train control systems and other components.
“With the reliability, availability and energy efficiency of our MITRAC propulsion technology, we are confident that we can help our customers deliver a more comfortable and reliable travel experience for their passengers,” Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China, said.