First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Bombardier Transportation has provided propulsion and signalling systems for trains running on China’s Changzhou Metro Line 1 in a bid to reduce travel time.
Bombardier says its Cityflow 650 communications-based control solution enables automatic train operation at speeds of up to 80km/h on the line, which is expected to transport around 950,000 passengers per day.
The company’s Chinese joint venture Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions (BNS) and Bombardier NUG Propulsion System is to provide the technology for 36 trains which will eventually operate on the 34km line.
In 2016, Changzhou Metro chose BNS to equip Line 1 with Cityflow and the propulsion and control system, which includes engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning as well as the delivery of spare parts for traction converters.
Changzhou Metro Line 1 comprises 29 stations from Forest Park Station in the north to NanXiaShu station in the south.