Bombardier’s Chinese signalling joint venture awarded first contract

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The Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions joint venture (BNS) in China has won its first contract, delivering an advanced rail control system for Changzhou Metro.

The 50/50 BNS joint venture will install Bombardier’s Cityflo train control system on Line 1 of Changzhou Metro, which is due to open in 2019.

The Cityflo system is already in use on metro systems in Shenzhen and Tianjin, and automated people mover systems in Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai.

Bombardier has estimated the contract value at around €31 million.

Jianwei Zhang, president of Bombardier China, said in a statement: “Bombardier’s Cityflo solution will enable semi-automatic train operation on the line, planned to transport up to approximately 950,000 passengers per day at speeds of up to 80km/h. This will significantly improve the travel time for passengers across the city.”

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