MTR Hong Kong begins testing of new CRRC trains

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One of MTR's Metro Cammell-built trains on the Kwun Tong line. Photo: Baycrest.
One of MTR's Metro Cammell-built trains on the Kwun Tong line. Photo: Baycrest.

MTR has announced that it has begun testing the first of a number of new CRRC-built trains for operation on the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island and Tseung Kwan O lines in Hong Kong.

The Chinese manufacturer beat competition to secure a $779 million deal to construct 93 eight-car trains in 2015, replacing MTR’s first generation trains which were originally built by Metro Cammell.


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The first train began testing on March 18 during non-traffic hours on the Tung Chung line. This follows a number of stringent tests and commissions it has undergone since arriving in Hong Kong in January.

The remaining trains will be delivered progressively between 2018 and 2023.


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