posted on 1st Jan 2020 17:05
The contract is valued at approximately 2.97 billion CNY (380 million EUR), the trains are scheduled for delivery by mid-2020. Bombardier is active in developing the new standard Fuxing high speed trains, via its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), in which Bombardier has a 50 % shareholding (the remainder is held by CRRC Sifang Co.).
The CR400AF was developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang under the name Blue Dolphin as part of the government-backed China Standard EMU programme. This saw three manufacturers taking on the development of high speed train designs using standard specifications for traction equipment, bogies and other key components. In 2018, BST won two contracts to build a total of 288 CR400AF cars.