Bombardier's joint venture launches monorail project in China
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS), a joint venture between Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Corporation, has won a contract to deliver its Innovia Monorail 300 platform (IM300) along with 240 cars to Wuhu City in Anhui Province, to open in 2020. The deal, valued ¥1.785b (£203m), is designed with the intention of providing a reliable and green transportation system that better serves its passengers.
This project will consist of a 30.3km line with 24 stations, while a second line will comprise 12 stations across a 16.5km-long route. PBTS will handle the design and supply services as well as Line 1 installation with 28 six-car trains and Line 2 phase one installation featuring 18 four-car trains.
IM300 is also said to offer a spacious interior with an inter-car walkthrough to enable free passenger flow and enhance safety.