Bombardier's Joint Venture Completes MOVIA Metro Fleet Deliveries for Shanghai Line 12 in China
- Entire Shanghai line 12 becomes fully operational with final deliveries of new BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars
- Passengers can conveniently transfer to other lines from 19 out of 32 stations on the line 12 network, significantly improving travel time
- Bombardier has supplied 1,122 metro cars to Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. across three Shanghai Metro lines
Berlin, December 21, 2015 - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, together with its Chinese joint venture Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC), celebrated the opening of passenger services on the remaining 16 stations on Shanghai line 12 with the customer, Shanghai Rail Transit Line 12 Development Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. With the new BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro trains introduced into passenger service today, Bombardier has now delivered all 246 MOVIA metro cars (41 trains) for the Shanghai line 12.
The 40.4 km underground Shanghai line 12 with 32 stations passes through the city centre from the South-West to North-South direction in the Pudong New Area with up to 19 available interchanges for passengers covering eight districts of the city. The first section, from Tiantong Road to Jinhai Road, opened on December 29, 2013, followed by the extension to Qufu Road on May 10, 2014.
Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China, said, "Working closely with Shanghai Shentong Metro, our Bombardier Chinese joint venture has delivered in total 1,122 MOVIA metro cars to the city of Shanghai. It is a testimony to our sustainable success in China, which supports our reputation as a leading metro provider worldwide." He added, "With our innovative product portfolio and established presence in China, Bombardier is well positioned to deliver the most advanced urban mass transit system solutions to the Chinese market."
Bombardier MOVIA metros are high-tech, high capacity trains. They deliver rapid, reliable and cost-effective transport for more than seven billion passenger trips globally every year in major cities including Montréal, Berlin, London and New Delhi. In addition, a fully-automated, driverless version of the MOVIA metro is in operation in Singapore. Bombardier has sold more than 4,000 MOVIA metro cars to date. They travel an average of 120,000 km per year. The high capacity vehicles are environmentally friendly through the use of BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion technology with low energy consumption and optimized electro-dynamic braking performance.
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